A re-imagining of Bizet’s famous masterpiece, by Peter Brook.
The intense and tragic tale of the four characters who lie at the heart of the original story plays out in a thought-provoking drama of unhinged love and jealousy.
Brook collaborated with composer Marius Constant to create a journey through much of Bizet’s memorable music, including Carmen’s ‘Habanera’, Escamillo’s Toreador Song and Don José’s Flower Song, together with powerful new passages.
Pop-Up Opera is an innovative touring opera company which aims to broaden the appeal of opera and to challenge the way opera is performed, by taking it into lots of different spaces and making it intimate and engaging. The company aims to reach those who are hesitant about opera, as well as dedicated opera lovers.
“a sucker-punch of a production by Pop-Up Opera” – The Times
“ Berrak Dyer conjures a full orchestra out of her piano, communicating the colour, breadth and volume of Bizet’s score” – The Stage
“This is a beautiful production of Bizet’s famous opera, appropriate for opera aficionados and first timers alike” – Theatre Box