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Synopsis

Bizet

No man can resist the charms of opera's ultimate seductress Carmen. Carefree and spirited she is determined to keep her independence, so when she enchants the soldier, Don José who sacrifices his old life for her, she is unprepared for the events that will evolve. Bored, she turns her attention to the handsome Escamillo, and Don José’s jealousy erupts into a thrilling finale.

Jo Davies' new production, set in the recent past, will bring all the passion and drama expected of this iconic opera. Bizet's alluring music, from the famous Toreador Song to Carmen's provocative Habanera, exposes the emotion of the characters to create a tension that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Sung in French, with English and Welsh surtitles.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 55 minutes with one interval.

Age Advice:

Recommended age 7+

Warnings:

Strobe lighting is used in this show.

Standard Pricing
Tue & Fri 7.15pm £16 to £52
Discounts

Discounts do not apply to lowest price tickets.

Executive Membership £6 off top two prices only.
Concession £5 off second price tickets.
Young Person (Ages 16-29)

£10 each. Max two per booking. Not available on top price tickets.
ID required on entry to performance. Limited availability.

Young Person Under 16

£5 each when bought with a full paying adult. Max 4 per booking. Available on all prices.

Groups (10+) £6 off. One free with every 20 paid. Excludes top price tickets.
Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
School & Young People's Groups (10+) £15 each student plus one free supervisor with every 10 tickets. Additional supervisors full price. Excludes top price tickets.
Not available online - please email schools@mayflower.org.uk
Access Member Discount [What's This?] £5 off top two prices at all performances.

Subscriptions

Subscriptions apply to all Operas in the Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020 seasons. Available on the top 4 prices only. Only one discount per ticket and one discount per booking.

Book 5 operas and save 25%
Book 3 or 4 operas and save 20%
Book 2 operas and save 15%

Not available online - please call Box Office on 02380 711811.

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Accessible Performances

Fri 29 November 2019 at 7.15pm | Audio Described Performance, Touch Tour Audio Described icon Touch Tour What's this?

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VIP Box Packages

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Make it an extra special night and experience VIP treatment with a Package.  Learn more...

VIP Box Package

VIP Packages for 4 people include the following:

Personally greeted by a dedicated host on arrival.

A private table will be reserved in one of our bars for you to enjoy pre show.

Bottle of Prosecco or Champagne on ice at your table.

A selection of canapés served at your table and chef’s handmade chocolates.

Your host will collect and direct you to your seats for the start of the performance.

4 pre ordered ice-creams will be served to your box during the interval.

Our VIP package for 4 people is £90.00 to include VAT or £120.00 if you prefer to enjoy a bottle of Prosecco or Champagne.

For an additional £50.00 you would be invited to enjoy private hospitality in our Executive Suite pre show (subject to availability).

Call Box Office on 02380 711811 to book your package.

Please note that package price does not include your show ticket.  Bookings are required at least 48 hours before your visit.

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Touch Tour

Carmen Touch Tour
29 November 2019 | 6.30pm
Free to patrons attending the 7.30pm Audio Described performance

To accompany our Audio Described performance we have a Touch Tour that precedes the show. Our Touch Tour allows visually impaired patrons the opportunity to familiarise themselves with elements of the set, props and costumes.

There will be a gap between the tour ending and the audio described show beginning.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance through our Box Office on 02380 711811

FREE Pre-Performance Talk at Southampton City Art Gallery

26 & 29 November | 6pm | Southampton City Art Gallery | Running Time: Approx. 30 mins

Join us for a chance to discover more about Carmen in this question and answer session. Have a burning question that you want to ask about the production? Do you want to know about the set, the performers, what life on tour is like, or where they trained to become a professional?

Reserve a place online or call Box Office on 02380 711811.