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Seville comes to Warwick Arts Centre with the hottest ticket in town!

One of the most famous and seductive operas of all time, Bizet’s irresistibly emotional Carmen guarantees an evening of passion and romance, this dazzling production features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies including the best known baritone aria of all, The Toreador’s Song. The brand new set reflects the stunning architecture of Seville and its main square with Roman and Moorish influences.

“Impassioned and sultry” The Observer
“Hot-blooded, a joy” The Independent
“A Spanish treat for opera lovers” Bristol Evening Post
“It is a stunning show, worth five stars all the way through” Brighton Argus
“Sexy Carmen is a feast for the eyes and ears” Edinburgh Evening News


Introducing Liza Kadelnik the celebrated international mezzo-soprano from the Romanian National Opera, together with the stunning international mezzo-soprano Zarui Vardanean as Carmen.

Zarui Vardanean will be returning after her critically acclaimed performances of Carmen in 2013, Aida in 2014 and Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto and La Traviata in 2015. Maria Tonina and Alyona Kistenyova will be singing Michaela. Maria Tonina returns after her spectacular success in Traviata and Rigoletto. In 2005 she was chosen for scholarship by the CEE Musiktheater, Vienna, Austria, sponsored by Deutsche Bank Stiftung together with the Austrian State Secretariat for the Arts and Media. Alyona Kistenyova returns after her debut as Madama Butterfly in 2015 gaining rapturous reviews. Escamillo will be played by Iurie Gisca. Iurie returns after playing to excellent reviews as Escamillo in 2013 and Nabucco and Amonasro in Ellen Kent productions of Carmen, Aida and Nabucco.

Sung in French with English surtitles

Win a fabulous holiday to Seville! To enter the free prize draw, please send a copy of your tickets and contact details to: Opera & Ballet International, Broome Quarry House, Canterbury Road, Barham, Kent, CT4 6QU. The winner will be announced in December 2015.