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Calling all opera lovers! Carmen is coming to Joburg Theatre at the beginning of June, and we are looking forward immensely! Make sure that you have the dates in your diary (that’s 3, 5, 8 and 10 June) and watch this French opera with English titles being sung by a dynamic local and international cast.
Carmen is set in Seville in Spain and tells the story of a gypsy woman who is determined to live life on her own terms – whatever her fate may be. The passionate triangle of the world-wise gypsy, the jealous soldier willing to lose everything for her reciprocated love, and the toreador that will win her heart is one of the world’s most loved operas.
Sempre Opera, founded in 2011, in collaboration with Joburg Theatre, is looking forward to this upcoming show, and the masterpiece blends passion, seduction, jealousy, betrayal and even a little law-breaking together expertly, all set to one of the most famous scores ever composed.
The desperate young soldier Don José is led astray from his village life and love, the adoring village girl Micaëla, as he chases the irresistible and enchanting gypsy Carmen. Her seduction and charms lead Don José into obsession and ruin when she leaves him for the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo.
Directed by well-known baritone Danie Verster, Carmen will be fully staged and will feature the Pretoria Symphony Orchestra and the Armonia Theatre Chorus, under the baton of Schalk van der Merwe, one of South Africa’s ambitious, upcoming conductors.
Carmen features a local and international cast with seasoned and young and upcoming opera singers including Mezzo-soprano Linette van der Merwe as well as Stéfan Louw, well-known tenor on opera stages in South Africa and abroad, and many others
Find out more info and to book – click here…
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