- Carmen [Royal Opera]
"Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form - numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera's heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.
For February 2018, Barrie Kosky directs Bizet's much-loved opera, with Jakub Hrusa and Christopher Willis conducting two casts led by Anna Goryachova and Gaëlle Arquez in the title role."
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