Opera Favourite Fires Up Big Screen

Bizet’s masterpiece Carmen, performed for film by English National Opera will screen for a one-off matinee show this Sunday at the Century Theatre.

Set in the 1970’s during the dying days of Franco’s Spain, Director Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed screen production of Carmen has been applauded across Europe.

Museum Theatre Gallery (MTG) Hawke’s Bay Director Laura Vodanovich says Carmen is a passionate tale that continues to fill theatres around the world. “Most people will instantly recognise the opera’s signature pieces Habanera and Toreador Song, even if they have never seen the show”, she says.

The cast of the screen production features the best of English National Opera talent and is being shown at MTG following the highly successful screening of ENO’s filmed version of The Pirates of Penzance in August.

Carmen is rated M and screens at 1.30pm, Sunday 1 November in the Century Theatre. Tickets can be bought in advance or on the day from MTG and include complementary tea and coffee at intermission. Tickets general admission $16, concessions $14.

27 October 2015

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