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Based on the opera Carmen (1875) the tragic tale is relived through the music of George Bizet and Marius Constant in this adaptation from Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carriére.

Directed by John O’Brien, La tragédie de Carmen features the Cara O’Sullivan Associate Artists making their role debut performances in this reimagined classic opera – Cork mezzo-soprano Niamh O’Sullivan as Carmen, Clare tenor Dean Power as Don José, Kildare bass-baritone Rory Dunne as Escamillo, and Wexford soprano Kelli-Ann Masterson as Micaela.

The highly charged music of Bizet is brought to life in this dark and emotional retelling live at Cork Opera House on Valentine’s Day, 14 February 2024. The performers will be accompanied on the evening by an ensemble of 15 players.

The performance is sung in French with English surtitles and spoken word.

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