7:45pm, Thursday 21st February - Saturday 23rd February, 1:30pm Saturday 23rd February. West Road Concert Hall.
1980s Seville. Carmen declares that any person she loves should beware. However, even she is unprepared for what will happen when she decides to seduce Don José, an army corporal who initially appears uninterested in her charms. Don José soon abandons his sweetheart Micaëla and his army job for Carmen, and joins her and her smuggler friends in the mountains. But Carmen quickly wearies of Don José's possessiveness. When she turns her attentions to the dashing toreador Escamillo, Don José's jealousy erupts into violence.
This ambitious production, directed by Eleanor Burke and performed in the original French (with English subtitles) with full orchestra under the baton of Oliver Cope, will bring together some of Cambridge University's finest musicians, singers and dancers to create a truly spectacular evening.
Carmen - Chloe Allison
Don José - Maximilian Lawrie
Micaëla - Anna Wagner
Escamillo - Louis Wilson
Frasquita - Catherine Hooper
Mercédès - Constance Ayrton
le Remendado - Andrei Smid
le Dancaïre - Michael Hong
Zuñiga - James Ward
Moralès - Luke Thomas
The Michaelmas Opera is CUOS' first production of the year. We offer a variety of exciting performance opportunities through shows in Michaelmas, Lent, and Easter - keep checking our website for updates.
Check out our photos from our 2016 May Week performances of Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. You can catch a glimpse of all our previous shows in our Gallery!