- May 2019
MAYBE I AM
NOT MEANT TO BE TAMED
MAYBE I AM SUPPOSED
TO RUN WILD
UNTIL I FIND SOMEONE,
JUST AS WILD, TO RUN WITH ME
The Life and Loves
of a Gipsy Girl and her Destiny
It's been nine years since
we last performed Carmen, and we are thrilled to be returning
to this production of raw emotion, strong passions and truly
wonderful music. Carmen, our "heroine", is a mesmerising
free-spirit who can bring joy or agony to any man who falls for
her --- an unforgettable woman.
Our plot is drawn from ideas of Carmen based on the original
story by Prosper Merimee, exploring the life of the Gypsies and
their interaction with the local community, under the ever-watchful
eye of the soldiers. Gypsies and migrants were a threat to the
local folk, they were always travelling and remained in their
tight-knit groups in the towns and villages they briefly inhabited.
Carmen, the Gypsy girl, flaunts her sexuality, boasts of her
infidelity, smokes, seduces, corrupts, smuggles and eventually
drives the besotted Don José into a jealous fatal frenzy.
One of the best loved operas of all time, Carmen, like its heroine,
is totally seductive. Listen to the stirring Toreador's Song,
The Habanera and The Flower Song, and so many other beloved tunes,
and succumb to its magic....
Kentish Opera's fully staged production will be sung in English
with orchestra and features young soloists from major Opera Houses,
with the Kentish Opera Chorus of over 60 singers. This stunning
new production is in the hands of the acclaimed Kentish Opera
production team comprising Terry John Bates (director), Robyn
Sevastos (conductor), Enid Strutt (set designer) and Carol Stevenson
The Box Office is now open and we have the ever popular Early
Bird offer for the Wednesday night, 22nd May. The Early Bird
offer is a £4 reduction for all seats for the Wednesday
performance if booked before 31st March 2019. These seats can
only be booked through the Kentish Opera Box Office - 0800 234
3320. This is our free phone number which is at nil cost to
all UK land lines and mobiles.
Once again we are pleased to offer a Luxury Coach Service for
the Saturday performance from the Bromley and Orpington areas
(please note earlier start time of 6.30pm). This has proved a
very popular and hassle-free way of getting to see our shows;
it will pick up from central Bromley, then Orpington Station,
costing £10 per head return, which includes a complimentary
programme worth £3.
Please note that the Early Bird offer and the coach can only
be booked through the Kentish Opera Box Office, so please chat
with our Box Office team, Peter, Maggie, Sally and Richard, when
you call on 0800 234 3320. Tickets can also be bought via the
Stag box office 01732 450175, or online www.stagsevenoaks-tickets.co.uk.
The Cast Includes: