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Leo Geyer

composer | conductor

Bizet's

Carmen 2022

reimagined opera

Libretto by Ludovic Halévy & Henri Meilhac reimagined by Jo Turner

Commissioned by Baseless Fabric Theatre and first performed at the Arcola Theatre as part of the Grimeborn Opera Festival on 9th Aug 2022, directed by Jo Turner with Music Direction by Leo Geyer.

"By all the rules of musical logic, Geyer’s combination of violin, accordion and bassoon should be unworkable. It succeeds so completely that you barely notice the absence of an orchestra."

The Evening Standard 

Duration

60' 

 

Roles

MICHËLA soprano

CARMEN mezzo-soprano

DON JOSÉ tenor

ESCAMILLO baritone

Scoring

violin | accordion | bassoon

Programme Note

When supermarket check-out girl Carmen brazenly flirts with the new security guard Don Jose, much to the confusion and embarrassment of his fiancée Micaela, things get even more complicated as Carmen’s ex-boyfriend turned TikTok celebrity Escamillo also shows up.

Follow our characters’ entangled love stories in this bold contemporary reimagining of the classic Carmen story for London life today.

Availability 

This work is available to hire. Please get in touch to find out more.

Perusal Score

Please note that this music is in copyright and it is illegal to copy or perform from the perusal score. 

Performance History

4th Aug 2022 - Baseless Fabric Theatre at street locations, Merton 

5th Aug 2022 - Baseless Fabric Theatre at street locations, Merton 

9th Aug 2022 - Baseless Fabric Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Grimeborn Opera Festival 

10th Aug 2022 - Baseless Fabric Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Grimeborn Opera Festival 

11th Aug 2022 - Baseless Fabric Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Grimeborn Opera Festival 

12th Aug 2022 - Baseless Fabric Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Grimeborn Opera Festival 

13th Aug 2022 - Baseless Fabric Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Grimeborn Opera Festival 

18th Aug 2022 - Baseless Fabric Theatre at street locations, Merton 

19th Aug 2022 - Baseless Fabric Theatre at street locations, Merton 

20th Aug 2022 - Baseless Fabric Theatre at street locations, Merton 

21st Aug 2022 - Baseless Fabric Theatre at street locations, Merton

 

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