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Carmen Get It!

20 Jan 16

CARMEN Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 19 th January, 2016   Georges Bizet’s popular opera gets stripped down in this production by OperaUpClose, with only a quartet of musicians and a cast of nine.

What we lose in sweeping orchestral arrangement and stirring chorus scenes, we gain in directness and intimacy. The material suits this kind of treatment very well. It’s a sordid little tale of women who work in a cigarette factory and the men who…

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