The Russian State Opera present - Carmen

The Russian State Opera

Presents Carmen – the most powerful, enjoyable and tuneful opera.

Music by Georges Bizet. 


Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians


Carmen Opera tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by Carmen, a seductive, free-spirited femme fatale. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo.

The music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed for its brilliance of melody, harmony, atmosphere and orchestration, and for the skill with which Bizet represented, musically, the emotions and suffering of his characters.


The "Toreador Song" is among the best known of all operatic arias.


The rich and colourful vigour of the gypsies’ scenes will have you on the edge of your seat, and the vibrancy, enthusiasm and intensity of the performance will reverberate long after the final curtain.


Love, treachery, passion and betrayal, Carmen has it all. 

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Performed by Atelier Studios