Audiences across the UK can enjoy free culture on their doorstep as Barrie Kosky’s high kicking, high-energy opera Carmen is broadcast live as part of the Royal Opera House BP Big Screens. On Tuesday 2 July at 6.30pm, audiences can pack a picnic and head with friends and families to 24 sites all over the UK, from Aberdeen to Brighton.
Barrie Kosky’s production of Carmen offers an exuberant take on Bizet’s masterpiece, with a glorious score and high-kicking, vibrant dancing. The opera follows the turbulent relationship of Carmen (Aigul Akhmetshina) and Don José (Bryan Hymel) and features wonderful numbers such as the Habanera, the ‘Flower Song’ and the ‘Toreador’s Song’.
The Royal Opera House BP Big Screens, which broadcast free ballet and opera to audiences across the UK, began in 1987 and have increased in popularity ever since. In 2019, The Royal Opera offers three BP Big Screen performances: Romeo and Juliet on 11 June, Carmen on 2 July and The Marriage of Figaro on 9 July. These give audiences the chance to experience free culture at 24 sites across the UK, from Aberdeen to the Isle of Wight.
The BP Big Screen of Carmen starts at 6.30pm, lasts 3 hours and 50 minutes and is free to attend. All the Royal Opera House BP Big Screens are rated 12A. The 2019 BP Big Screens are Romeo and Juliet (11 June), Carmen (2 July) and The Marriage of Figaro (9 July).
Find your local BP Big Screen here and share on social using @royaloperahouse and #ROHcarmen