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CARMEN – Edinburgh

In Opera, Regional theatre, Reviews, Scotland by Thom DibdinLeave a Comment

It may be a slow starter, but there’s no shortage of drama at the Festival Theatre this fortnight with Scottish Opera’s production of Carmen.

Set in 19th Century Seville, Georges Bizet’s opera is one of the most popular in the world. This Scottish Opera production, first performed in 1999, is both absorbing and emotive. And yet, despite compelling performances, it’s difficult to relate or really empathise with the main characters.