Carmen by Bizet

Fitzroy Square Opera presents

by Bizet


Sung in English & performed by The Garden Opera Company
Fitzroy Square Gardens, London W1 • Thursday 27 June 2013 at 7.30pm

The Garden Opera Company returns to Fitzroy Square once again to transform this central London square into an oasis in the middle of Fitzrovia. The garden will be dressed with uplighting and flares and there will be an audio relay of the performance to visitors passing through the square.

This full blooded production of Bizet's Carmen is set against the melting pot of 1920s America and is a sizzling show filled with passion, humour, colour and well-known music. This universal story of passion is well served by Garden Opera's intimate style and flair directed by Saffron van Zwanenberg and her award winning design team of Dulcie Best and Neil Irish who bought us La Traviata. Sung in English by a company of young experienced performers and chamber musicians, Garden Opera will take you on a journey filled with passion, humour and duende*.

Tapas opera picnics, which must be pre-ordered, will be provided by “the fat of the land” in Marylebone at a cost of £22. Their chef will also be on site to cook paella valenciana (prawn, mussel, fish, chicken & broad bean) at a cost of £9.50. This will be ready to serve at the interval. There will be a cash bar serving wine, Ridgeview sparkling wines and soft drinks.

Tickets (inc. seat):
£30 - Adults in advance, £35 - Adults on the gate, £25 - Under 18s,
Under 5s free (one per paying adult)

Details on how to book are below. Please note that tickets are non-refundable, except in the event that the performance has to be cancelled.

Buy Tickets

If you would like to buy an Opera tapas box provided by “the fat of the land” in Marylebone, download and complete the tapas box order form and attach it to your ticket request email.

Send all ticket requests (with any tapas box order forms attached) to or call the Box Office on 07581 257 594.

Tickets and tapas boxes are paid for together with cash, BACS, or by cheque made payable to "Fitzroy Square Opera".


*Duende is a very special feeling in Flamenco. There are some magical and transitory moments , when the performer feels a deep spiritual connection and a sense of unity with the music and the audience.