Carmen brings opera’s best-loved melodies to the Waterfront

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CARMEN - one of the world’s most popular operas - guarantees a magical evening of passion, romance and fantastic music at Belfast Waterfront on Tuesday 2 April.

Carmen features some of opera’s most evocative and best-loved melodies, including The Habanera, The Seguidilla, The Flower Song, the Chanson Bohème and The Toreador’s Song - perhaps the best-known baritone aria of all.

“Hot-blooded, a joy” (The Independent)

Brought to Belfast by award-winning opera producer, Ellen Kent, this dazzling new traditionally staged production stars international mezzo soprano Nadia Stoianova and features international soloists with the full Moldovan National Opera and Moldovan National Philharmonic.

“Impassioned and sultry” (The Observer)

Set in Seville, Bizet’s Carmen is the story of the bewitching gypsy girl whose tantalising beauty lures a soldier to desertion and leads to her own murder.

“This is a powerful epic opera with heartbreaking stories of love and loss that many people will identify with. There’ll be brand new sets influenced by the wonderful paintings of Goya and reflecting the architecture of Seville with its balconies, orange trees, fountains and flowers. The costumes will also reflect Goya’s paintings of the Spanish people of that era. And of course, it’s all set against the backdrop of the bullring. It’ll look magnificent.” (Ellen Kent)

Carmen is sung in French with English surtitles.

Tickets for Carmen are available online, from the Waterfront and Ulster Hall Box Offices and by calling 028 9033 4455.

There is a Credit/Debit card handling charge of £1 per ticket for bookings made by telephone.

A fee of 50p per booking is payable for tickets forwarded by post.