Opera Scotland

Carmen 2010Scottish Opera

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Director Ashley Dean (who directed Essential Scottish Opera in 2009) provided a modern staging with a passionate heroine struggling against the oppression of both women and gypsies in a country firmly in the grip of General Franco’s right-wing regime in 1960s Spain.

Scottish mezzo soprano Annie Gill and 2010/11 Scottish Opera Emerging Artist Rebecca Afonwy-Jones shared the title role. Welsh tenor Robyn Lyn Evans and Nicholas Ransley (Cinderella, 2007/08) appeared as Don José, while 2010/11 Emerging Artist Michel de Souza took on the role of bullfighter Escamillo.

A piano accompanied production visiting small venues all over the country

Performance Cast

Carmen a gypsy

Rebecca Afonwy-Jones

Annie Gill

Don José a corporal of dragoons

Robyn Lyn Evans

Nicholas Ransley

Moralès a corporal of dragoons

Robert Tucker

Micaëla a peasant girl

Claire Watkins

Zuniga a lieutenant of dragoons

Francisco Javier Borda

Frasquita a gypsy, Carmen’s friend

Caroline MacPhie

Mercédès a gypsy, Carmen’s friend

Katherine Allen

Performance DatesCarmen 2010

Map List

MacRobert Arts Centre | Stirling

14 Oct, 19.30

Brunton Theatre | Musselburgh, East Lothian

16 Oct, 19.30

Tait Hall | Kelso

19 Oct, 19.30

Byre Theatre | St Andrews

21 Oct, 19.30

Festival Theatre, Pitlochry | Pitlochry

23 Oct, 20.00

Community Centre, Nairn | Nairn

26 Oct, 07.30

Thurso High School | Thurso, Caithness

28 Oct, 19.30 28 Oct, 19.30

Orkney Arts Centre | Kirkwall, Orkney

30 Oct, 19.30

Macphail Theatre | Ullapool

2 Nov, 19.30

An Lanntair | Stornoway, Lewis

4 Nov, 19.30

Aros Centre, Portree | Portree, Isle of Skye

6 Nov, 19.30

Platform, The Bridge | Easterhouse

9 Nov, 19.30

Cinema, Newton Stewart | Newton Stewart

11 Nov, 19.30

Linlithgow Academy Theatre | Linlithgow

13 Nov, 19.30

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