Win tickets to the fabulous Carmen Opera at The Anvil


WE are delighted to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Carmen in opera at The Anvil later this month.

The show promises to be an evening of sexual jealousy, death and unforgettable tunes as Ellen Kent’s award-winning production of Bizet’s Carmen arrives at The Anvil on Thursday, February 10.

The lavish traditional production features a host of international soloists and is conducted by Ellen Kent, one of opera’s leading producers.

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The opera tells the story of Carmen, a bewitching gypsy, whose tantalizing beauty attracts the love of a soldier and a bullfighter, setting a dramatic story of obsessive love and jealousy.

This dazzling production, complete with live music from the orchestra, features Bizet’s familiar breathtaking melodies, including The Toreador’s Song, Carmen’s seductive Habanera and Don José’s lyrical Flower Song. The stunning new ensemble evokes the magnificent architecture of Seville and its main square, with Roman and Moorish influences, and the bullring.

They will all be sung in French with English subtitles.

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Bizet’s Carmen at The Anvil on Thursday, February 10, as well as a Ralph Steadman Carmen print personally signed by the artist, simply answer the following question:

Who wrote the opera Carmen?

If you wish to participate, please send your response to: [email protected]

To enter the contest, you must be sure to include your name and a daytime phone number when submitting your answers to the question.

Please put ”Gazette Carmen” in the subject box when sending your response.

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The beautiful print of Carmen is in A2 size and it is printed on smooth museum quality cloth – the paper on which Ralph himself draws his originals – and will be signed by Ralph himself.

Ralph was a patron of opera and ballet for many years. Many of his superb opera illustrations were created for Ellen Kent or for Harry Enfield’s Guide to Opera in the 1990s.

Entries must reach Anvil Arts by Thursday January 27th and please note that terms and conditions will apply.

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