Bizet's Carmen We are delighted to work alongside Rogue Opera to celebrate our 30th anniversary with Bizet's opera Carmen. We invite you to join us at the Wandsworth Town Hall Civic Suite on Wednesday 26th June 2019 from 6pm. There will be a paid bar and of course one of our famous tombolas, Spanish themed! Ticket price includes food but please do help us by confirming if you would like the vegetarian or chicken option upon purchasing your ticket. The vegetarian option is also suitable for vegans. The performance will start at 7pm and Act 1 will run until 8.20pm. There will then be an interval in the banqueting 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 it's 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 woman who strove at every turn to claim independence and agency in her life, love 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 this tale of seduction, obsession, rejection and revenge, heightened by Bizet's captivating music. We look forward to welcoming you in June to celebrate this special 30th anniversary with us. We will also be remembering our beloved founder and Chair Patrick Lethaby who would have loved to have been able to celebrate this event with us. Booking for this event has now closed.