In Spring 2020 we have five fabulous operas at the London Coliseum.If you can’t decide between them, maybe we can help you!
Carmen is a searing depiction of a woman who craves love, but creates obsession and jealousy based on the infamous novella by Prosper Mérimée. One of the most popular operas ever written, Bizet’s score is bursting with passionate melodies and includes such famous arias as the ‘Habanera’, ‘Toreador’s Song’ and ‘Flower Song’.
Find out more about Bizet’s Carmen
From opposing sides of the class divide, Luisa and Rodolfo are united by their search for happiness. When Rodolfo’s father arranges for his son to make a politically beneficial marriage, their dreams of being together begin to unravel with ultimately tragic consequences.
Find out more about Ravel’s Luisa Miller
In Puccini‘s story of unrequited love, Cio-Cio San, a young Japanese girl, falls in love and marries American naval officer Pinkerton. He goes back to the US before the birth of their son leaving Cio-Cio San to await his return.
Find out more about Puccini’s Madam Butterfly
When their philandering master, Count Almaviva, is determined to bed Susanna before she is wed, Figaro and Susanna conspire with the rejected Countess to outwit him. General mayhem ensues, ending with the Count receiving a lesson in marital fidelity he’ll never forget.
Find out more about Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro
Dvořák’s best-loved opera, Rusalka is inspired by Slavic myths and folk-tales about a water-nymph that chooses to become human to win her Prince, mirroring Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid.
Find out more about Dvořák’s Rusalka
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