Creating Carmen

Tue 20 July 2021

Creating Carmen

Prosper Mérimée is struggling with his latest novella, when his leading character, Carmen, appears in his study, larger than life, with a band of musicians in tow and chaos in her wake. Who is in control of the narrative? And what happens when Carmen discovers the tragic ending Mérimée has planned for her?

Commissioned by CarmenCo Trio (Emily Andrews, David Massey and Francisco Correa) and supported by Arts Council England, Clare Norburn’s latest work, Creating Carmen, focuses on the struggle of the iconoclastic writer Prosper Mérimée as he struggles to write a work in a new genre, the novella Carmen, upon which Georges Bizet’s opera would later be based. Directed by Nicholas Renton, expect a fun-filled evening of fantasy, comedy, drama and music arranged from Bizet’s Carmen and Spanish-inspired music by Luigi Boccherini, Manuel de Falla, Federico García Lorca, Enrique Granados, Maurice Ravel and Isaac Albéniz.

Cast

Alica Imelda Carmen

Niall Ashdown Prosper Mérimée

 

You'll also love...

Gypsy: A Musical Fable

Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival are delighted to present their second joint production, the legendary musical Gypsy, after the huge success of A Little Night Music.

Discover

Simon Jenkins

Europe’s 100 Best Cathedrals

Europe’s cathedrals are magnificent. Guardian columnist and former Chair of the National Trust Sir Simon Jenkins has travelled the continent to illuminate old favourites and highlight new discoveries.

Discover

Strictly Musical

After the huge success of the inaugural Strictly Musical concert last year, Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival will once again bring you all the great show tunes from the West End to Broadway.

Discover

Jenny Uglow

Sybil and Cecil: Cutting Through Time

In 1922 Cyril Power, a 50-year-old architect, left his family to work with the 24-year-old Sybil Andrews. Both became famous for their dynamic, modernist linocuts, streamlined, full of movement and brilliant colour, summing up the hectic interwar years.

Discover