Carmen, Carmen, Carmen
September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm£22 – £28
Saturday, 15 September 2018 at 7.30pm
Tickets: £28 and £22 (concessions) from 0333 1212 300 or online below.
Although set in Spain, Carmen is French! She is a chameleon, a player, cold, hot, one moment idealistic, the next fatalist. She is not this hands-on-hips sweaty, southern gypsy, a sultry mezzo coming on and staying sultry for three hours
Bizet had never been to Spain. Carmen’s Habanera is a standard one borrowed from the Spanish composer Sebastian Iradier, whom Bizet eventually credited in the score, having initially believed it to be a folk song. ”
This is an evening not to be missed, with a cast of rising stars who have trained at the National Opera Studio and the Royal Opera House. Josephine Thorpe, Susana Gaspar, Bechara Mouffarej are performing on the most prestigious international stages including Opera de Paris, Qatar, Dubai, Sadlers Wales, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, BBC Proms!
The Orchestra will be led by Eugene Lee, permanent member of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Associate Leader at Southbank Sinfonia.
Glass Ceiling musical director and conductor, Sonia Ben-Santamaria.
The last 12 months has seen an incredible cultural change, a year of awakenings, celebrating women in all forms: those in the mainstream and those on someone’s margins; on a pedestal or deprived of recognition. Glass Ceiling musical director, Sonia Ben-Santamaria is this season the very first female conductor associated to the Royal Opera House young artists programme.
Glass Ceiling Orchestra
Glass Ceiling Orchestra is a newly born company focusing on musicianship excellence and widening access to classical music. While performing a wide range of repertoire, Glass Ceiling offers a unique event : an opera performance raising awareness on a social issue where part of all proceeds will be donated to a UK registered charity.
For their inaugural performance, Glass Ceiling Orchestra, have chosen Carmen, as a tragic embodiment of female empowerment and will be supporting Dress for Success, a worldwide women’s charity which provide professional attire, interview coaching to help disadvantaged women succeed and achieve economic independence.
Tickets are now on sale below.
Normansfield Theatre Lighting Appeal
Normansfield Theatre has just launched a Lighting Appeal to upgrade all of our stage and front of stage lighting. We are hoping to raise £19,000 to enable us to move to more economical and environmentally friendly LED fittings. If you would like to contribute to the appeal, there are several ways to donate:-
- please make a donation below when ordering tickets online or
- go online to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/Normansfield or
- contact us on 0333 1212 300 and donate by credit/debit card
- send in a cheque to Down’s Syndrome Association, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park, Teddington TW11 9PS (write theatre appeal on the back) or
- make a bacs payment to sort code 160032 Account No 10025447. Account Name: Down’s Syndrome Association. Reference: Theatre Appeal
Please remember to gift aid any donations. Gift Aid forms can be downloaded from the DSA website www.downs-syndrome.org.uk. Click here for the DSA Gift Aid Form DSA GIFT AID V4 1
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