• Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019
    tbcSt George’s Kemp Town, Brighton

    Myself, David Massey and Francisco Correa are so excited to be bringing our Creating Carmen show to Brighton!

    Creating Carmen is more than a concert. It occupies the borders between a play and a concert. It is a fully staged show for three musicians and two actors. The central character is Prosper Merimée, writer of the novella on which Bizet’s Carmen was based. 

    Merimée had a colourful personal life; he had numerous affaires including with George Sand and wrote a series of letters to an anonymous woman for over 40 years. Our show imagines that these wild escapades fired his imagination, leading to the creation one of the most infamous femme fatale characters of all time.

    Our show intertwines specially-arranged music from Bizet's Carmen and other Spanish and Spanish-inspired music including by Boccherini, da Falla, Garcia-Lorca, Granados, Ravel, Delibes and Albeniz

    The project is a collaboration with writer Clare Norburn, who has developed a series of concert/plays which have toured to most of the UK’s leading venue and festivals, and director Nicholas Renton.

    "What is most impressive about Norburn’s conception is the way various strata and elements combine and cohere so effortlessly. Past and present, truth and fantasy, real and imagined come together in a tightly knit and intimate drama" - Opera Today.

    More information available here

  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019
    tbcNordic Church and Cultural Center, Liverpool

    Myself, David Massey and Francisco Correa are so excited to be bringing our Creating Carmen show to Liverpool!

    Creating Carmen is more than a concert. It occupies the borders between a play and a concert. It is a fully staged show for three musicians and two actors. The central character is Prosper Merimée, writer of the novella on which Bizet’s Carmen was based. 

    Merimée had a colourful personal life; he had numerous affaires including with George Sand and wrote a series of letters to an anonymous woman for over 40 years. Our show imagines that these wild escapades fired his imagination, leading to the creation one of the most infamous femme fatale characters of all time.

    Our show intertwines specially-arranged music from Bizet's Carmen and other Spanish and Spanish-inspired music including by Boccherini, da Falla, Garcia-Lorca, Granados, Ravel, Delibes and Albeniz

    The project is a collaboration with writer Clare Norburn, who has developed a series of concert/plays which have toured to most of the UK’s leading venue and festivals, and director Nicholas Renton.

    "What is most impressive about Norburn’s conception is the way various strata and elements combine and cohere so effortlessly. Past and present, truth and fantasy, real and imagined come together in a tightly knit and intimate drama" - Opera Today.

    More information available here

  • Thu
    30
    Apr
    2020
    7:30 pmThe Ryan Centre Theatre, Stranraer, Scotland

    Myself, David Massey and Francisco Correa are so excited to be bringing our Creating Carmen show to Stranraer!

    Creating Carmen is more than a concert. It occupies the borders between a play and a concert. It is a fully staged show for three musicians and two actors. The central character is Prosper Merimée, writer of the novella on which Bizet’s Carmen was based. 

    More information available here

  • Sun
    17
    May
    2020
    tbc eveningIllminster

    Myself, David Massey and Francisco Correa will be bringing the concert/play Creating Carmen to the west!

    Creating Carmen is more than a concert. It occupies the borders between a play and a concert. It is a fully staged show for three musicians and two actors. The central character is Prosper Merimée, writer of the novella on which Bizet’s Carmen was based. 

    More information available here

  • Sun
    17
    May
    2020
    tbc morningBridport

    Myself, David Massey and Francisco Correa will be bringing our Creating Carmen show to the west!

    Creating Carmen is more than a concert. It occupies the borders between a play and a concert. It is a fully staged show for three musicians and two actors. The central character is Prosper Merimée, writer of the novella on which Bizet’s Carmen was based. 

    More information available here

  • Mon
    18
    May
    2020
    tbc eveningCrewkerne

    Myself, David Massey and Francisco Correa will be bringing our Creating Carmen show to the west!

    Creating Carmen is more than a concert. It occupies the borders between a play and a concert. It is a fully staged show for three musicians and two actors. The central character is Prosper Merimée, writer of the novella on which Bizet’s Carmen was based. 

    More information available here

  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2020
    6-7pmLlanstadwell

    David Francisco and I are going to be performing our CarmenCo concert in Llanstadwell, near Milford Haven, in their 'Music for a Summer Evening' series. The concert starts at 6pm, lasts 50 minutes, and then there are light refreshments, all included in the bargain ticket price of only £5!

    We can't wait to perform in this beautiful part of the country. More information about tickets and venue to follow.

  • Sun
    05
    Sep
    2021
    7:30 pmThe Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, Scotland

    Myself, David Massey and Francisco Correa are so excited to be bringing our Creating Carmen show to Peebles, booked and supported by Music in Peebles! We are hoping to string more dates together and turn this into a proper tour in South and Central Scotland, so watch this space...

    Creating Carmen is more than a concert. It occupies the borders between a play and a concert. It is a fully staged show for three musicians and two actors. The central character is Prosper Merimée, writer of the novella on which Bizet’s Carmen was based. 

    More information available here