Carmen Ellen Kent Productions. Connaught Theatre Eastbourne Directed by Ellen Kent, this traditionally staged, romantic production was set in Seville, with an impressive horse-show included, this great production features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies including the best known baritone aria of all, The Toreador’s Song. The brand new set reflects the stunning architecture of Seville and its main square with […]
Set in the gay community of liberal 1920s Spain. José, the central character in this all-male reworking of Bizet’s tragic opera, is sexually confused and dominated by a strictly religious upbringing. His infatuation with handsome Carmen leads to inner turmoil and tragedy – a journey which reflects the reality still faced by many LGBT individuals today. The ‘shes’ may now be ‘hes’, but when it comes to operatic heartbreak, gender is irrelevant.
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