Carmen at the Copper Box Arena. Photo by James Bellorini.

Our latest SingFest production, this time in partnership with the schools of United Learning academy group, The Voices Foundation, and the Royal Opera House.

Over 1000 children from 35 United Learning schools around the country came together at former 2012 London Olympics stadium, The Copper Box Arena, to perform Bizet’s Carmen, with a cast of four professional principal singers, and 14-piece orchestra of top London players, in a new arrangement by Susie Winkworth. The new staging, by Mark Tinkler of English Pocket Opera Company, was broadcast on the Royal Opera House’s Facebook page, as a Facebook Live broadcast.

Composer Georges Bizet Arranger Susie Winkworth Director Mark Tinkler Musical Director Kelvin Lim Costume Designer Annabel Lee Orchestra Manager Paul Sharp Production Manager Pamela Hay

Carmen Hannah Pedley Don José Paul Featherstone Micaëla Pamela Hay Escamillo Pauls Putnins

26 June 2019