If you like this, here are some more operas at Royal Opera House…
Dialogues Des Carmelites at Royal Opera House – 29th May, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 9th and 11th June 2014
The Royal Opera House is putting on a production of Poulenc’s opera “Dialogues des Carmelites”. Set during the French Revolution, “Dialogues des Carmelites” tells the story of Blanche, an aristocrat’s daughter who joins the Carmelite order of nuns against her family’s wishes.
La Fille Du Regiment at Royal Opera House – 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th, 15th and 18th March 2014
Donizetti’s entertaining opera “La Fille du Regiment” is full of irrepressible humour, patriotic sentiment and catchy melodies. It tells the story of Marie, found on a battlefield as a baby by a regiment of soldiers. When she falls for a civilian in later life, she faces a choice between love and her military family.
Carmen at Royal Opera House – 16th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December 2013, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 9th January 2014
Bizet’s “Carmen” is one of the world’s favourite operas, but scandalised 19th-century society with its raw depicition of lust. It tells the story of a fiesty gypsy arrested for attacking a fellow worker. After persuading her guard to release her on the promise of love, she then casts him aside for the glamorous toreador, Escamillo. Consumed by jealousy, Don Jose pursues Carmen to Seville with tragic consequences.