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Red-hot red-head: there's never a dull moment when Carmen (Esme Bronwen Smith) is around.

Carmen at St Mary’s a tour de force

On Friday 21st Barefoot Opera gave its second performance of Bizet’s opera Carmen at St Mary in the Castle. For HOT reviewer Jo Wood it was quite simply a knock-out. Photos by Chris Parker.

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Carmen for all tastes from Barefoot Opera

There are two more chances to see Barefoot Opera’s dazzling production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen in Hastings – either this Friday at St Mary in the Castle or, if a shortened version is more up your street, at the Source Park on Sunday 30. Director Jenny Miller talks to HOT’s Nick Terdre. Photos by Chris Parker.

An exciting production by Fraser Davis

Opera South East paints town red

Passion turns to jealousy. Hope turns to despair. Order turns to anarchy. Beneath the blazing sun, a bull is slaughtered for sport, as outside the arena a gypsy girl lies dead, murdered by her jealous lover. Passion and brutality dance hand in hand in a spectacular, full-scale production of ‘Carmen’ at the White Rock Theatre on the 24 and 25 October.

Barefoot Opera previews Carmen at St Leonards Festival Opera Garden Party July 2014     Photos by Runa Park www.runaland.com

The barefoot gypsy in me

There’s something dark and savage in our blood which will out! Barefoot Opera Young Artists Tour, with its strong production values and demanding, genuinely educational rehearsal structure, will tour a nine-singer Carmen this year.  In keeping with its style, the singers learn to be both soloists and ensemble players, and are accompanied by a gypsy band of keyboard, accordion, clarinet and double-bass, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Photo © Spike Spondike

The Flaming Galahs at the Beacon, 24 August

Wikipedia tells us that ‘galah’ is another name for the rose-breasted cockatoo; Urban Dictionary explains that a ‘flaming galah is a person who makes a fool of themselves, but isn’t afraid to laugh at themselves when everyone else starts laughing at them.’ In Hastings, The Flaming Galahs are an all-female musical trio consisting of Krysia Mansfield on vocals, Lucy Mulgan on double bass and vocals, and Lesley Anne Sammons on piano and vocals. HOT reporter Cathy Simpson spent an evening at the Beacon being enthralled and entertained!

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