Passion, drama and riveting performances unfold in Ballet Ireland’s Carmen
Thrilling audiences when first performed, this ballet created for the company follows the tragic story of a young, naïve soldier Jose who is bewitched by the beautiful and enigmatic Carmen. Obsessed and reckless, Jose turns his back on his previous life to be with her. But Carmen refuses to be possessed by anybody, even someone so relentless in their pursuit.
Award-winning choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple (Nutcracker Sweeties, Romeo & Juliet) brings a modern interpretation to the staging and choreography of this iconic work while at the same retaining all its passion and drama.
With musical arrangements for flamenco guitar which are created and performed live by flamenco guitarist John Walsh, Carmen never ceases to thrill audiences.
Presented in association with EY Ireland.
Ballet Ireland is Ireland’s only professional ballet company, bringing new narrative-led ballets to Irish audiences each Spring and Autumn. The company was founded in 1998, and has been funded by the Arts Council of Ireland since 1999. To date, Ballet Ireland has mounted over 30 seasons of work, and their activities – which also include summer schools and professional workshops – have had a profound impact on the landscape of ballet in Ireland.