Rouge Opera Joins With Wandsworth Oasis

With a performance of Bizet's opera Carmen for charity's 30th anniversary

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Wandsworth Oasis invite you to join them at the Wandsworth Town Hall Civic Suite on Wednesday 26th June 2019 from 6pm for a performance of Bizet's Carmen to celebrate the charity's 30th anniversary. There will be a paid bar and a tombola - Spanish themed!

Ticket price includes food but please do confirm if you would like the vegetarian or chicken option when buying your ticket.

The performance will start at 7pm and Act 1 will run until 8.20pm. There will then be an interval in the banquet room where food will be served from 8.30pm-9.40pm. Act 2 will run from 9.45pm - 10.40pm. The bar will be open until 11.15pm.

Bizet's Carmen is one of the most popular and familiar operas, with its music and characters known well outside the genre. But it is more than just a grand spectacle or operatic tragedy. When Bizet created Carmen from the short story by Prosper Merrimee, he broke operatic convention by celebrating proletarian and immoral ways of life. He also vividly brought to life the character of Carmen (almost a side note in the original text) as a complex, proud and spirited women who strove at every turn to claim independence and agency in her life, loves and friendships.

Rogue Opera strips away the pomp and pageantry to present a raw and intimate piece of theatre, examining the power dynamics between people and social classes, through his tale of seduction, obsession, rejection and revenge, heightened by Bizet's captivating music.

Wandsworth Oasis look forward to welcoming you in June to celebrate this special 30th anniversary. They will also be remembering their beloved founder and chair Patrick Lethaby who would have loved to have been able to celebrate this event with them.

April 4, 2019

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