Carmen in Concert

Linette van der Merwe (mezzo) as Carmen, Stéfan Louw (tenor) as Don José

Witness the famous melodies and the intense, gutsy and extraordinary drama that is Bizet’s Carmen, one of the most famous operas of all time. Carmen in Concert brings you wildly popular and beautiful arias, a passionate Don José and the fiery Carmen, together with the French musical colours and brilliance of melody which make for a grand concert of drama and tragedy in this epic love triangle. The score was probably best characterised by Friedrich Nietzsche: “This music seems to me to be perfect. It … is evil, subtly fatalistic; at the same time it remains popular … Have more painful, tragic accents ever been heard on the stage? And how are they obtained? Without grimace! Without counterfeit coinage! Without the imposture of the grand style!”