Stroud Green Festival 6-24 June 2018
Carmen Co
Carmen Co

Sunday 23 June
8pm - 9.45pm

Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stroud Green

Creating Carmen

World premiere of brand new concert/play by Clare Norburn

Meet the colourful writer Prosper Mérimée, whose novella Carmen was the basis for Bizet’s opera. Renowned for his myriad love affairs, in creating the character of Carmen, he finds this time he has bitten off rather more than he can chew.... .

Mérimée's experiences will be intertwined with music from Bizet's Carmen and Spanish or Spanish-inspired music by Boccherini, da Falla, Granados, Ravel, Delibes and Albeniz in arrangements by exciting young trio Carmen Co.

"What is most impressive about Norburn's conception is the way various strata and elements combine and cohere so effortlessly. Past and present, truth and fantasy, real and imagined, come together in a tightly knit and intimate drama" Opera Today

Carmen Co
Emily Andrews mezzo/flute
Francisco Correa & David Massey guitars
Robin Soans actor as Prosper Mérimée
Suzanne Ahmet actor as Carmen
Nicholas Renton director

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