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Opera, Wed 10 Oct 2018, £31-£35

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The Russian State Opera presents the most powerful, enjoyable and tuneful opera. Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians.

After its successful season of Madama Butterfly and Tosca last year, Russian State Opera returns to delight you with the powerful and dramatic production of Carmen - feel the thrill of fiery passion, jealousy and violence of 19th century Seville Bizet's most popular opera.

Carmen tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who falls head over heels in love with Carmen, a seductive, free-spirited femme fatale. The infatuated Don José abandons his childhood sweetheart and neglects his military duties, only to lose the fickle Carmen to the glamorous toreador Escamillo.
The music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed for the brilliance of its melodies, enthralling atmosphere and orchestration, as well as for the skill with which Bizet musically represented 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, the vibrancy, enthusiasm and intensity of the performances will reverberate long after the final curtain has fallen. Love, treachery, passion and betrayal, Carmen has it all.

Sung in French with English surtitles.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 10 Oct 2018 19:30

Prices

Tickets: £33.00 & £35.00, Concessions £2.00 off.

Address

Singleton Street,
Swansea,
SA1 3QJ

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SS 652928  Lat: 51.61784 Long: -3.94844

From East - Approach Swansea via M4 leaving the motorway at Junction 42 for Swansea (Signposted Llanelli, Swansea). Turn left onto the A483 (Fabian Way) Signposted Swansea. At traffic signals (Parc Tawe Bridge) continue forward onto the A4067 Signposted Gower (you will pass Sainsburys on your left) follow signs for City Centre. Take the right hand lane (passing Tesco on your right) and turn right at the Traffic lights onto West Way.

From West - At M4 Junction 49 roundabout take 3rd exit onto the M4 Signposted Cardiff, Swansea, Llanelli. Leave the M4 at Junction 47 take 4th exit at roundabout onto the A483 (Signposted Swansea West). At roundabout take 1st exit Signposted Swansea. At traffic signals continue forward onto the A483 Signposted City Centre. At roundabout take 2nd exit (city centre). At next roundabout take 3rd exit (city centre). Keep in right hand lane and at traffic lights turn right onto the A4118 Signposted City Centre. At traffic signals continue forward onto Orchard Street (B4290). At traffic signals bear right onto The Kingsway. Keep in left lane continue forward (Signposted Gower). Turn left onto Dillwyn Street. Bear left onto Singleton Street.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.8 miles from Swansea station