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The Royal Opera | Carmen
2nd July 2019, 19:00Free
Image by AKA (©ROH, 2017) figures (©Oper Frankfurt/Monika Rittershaus, 2016)
Bizet’s greatest opera tells the story of the enigmatic and seductive Carmen and the dangerous passion she arouses in Don José. Soak up free culture on your doorstep: watch The Royal Opera’s fresh take on this much-loved opera, complete with flamenco dancers, bull fighters and a gorilla – all in a free live screening from the Royal Opera House on the BP Big Screen at Queen’s Drive Space, Exmouth Seafront.
Carmen declares that any man she loves should beware. But even she is unprepared for what will happen when she seduces Don José, an army corporal who initially appears uninterested in her charms.
Don José soon abandons his sweetheart Micaëla and his job in the army for Carmen, and joins her and her smuggler friends in the mountains. But Carmen quickly wearies of Don José’s possessiveness. When she turns her attentions to the dashing toreador Escamillo, Don José’s jealousy erupts into violence.
Entrance is free but a ticket is required, book now via Ticketsource.
A great array of food and drink available to purchase on site. Please do not bring your own alcohol.
Deckchairs will be available to hire but feel free to bring your own chairs and/or blankets.
2 July at 7pm | pre-screening starts at 6.30pm