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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.

Posted 17:11 Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: Arts Council barefoot opera carmen Esme Bronwen Smith Glyndebourne Henry Ngan Jenny Miller Jo Wood Tobias Oldenwald

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.

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.

Posted 18:02 Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 In: Music & Sound Tags: Anna Goodhew carmen Fraser Grant Gemma Morsley Hiroshi Kanasawa Kenneth Roberts Lesley Moore Mike Barber Opera South East Rene Bloice-Sanders Sussex Concert Orchestra

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.

Posted 12:08 Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 In: Music & Sound Tags: barefoot opera carmen Cathy Bell Charlotte North Clement Heatherington Finola Woolgar James Schouten Jenny Miller Laurence Panter Lesley Anne Sammons Oscar Dom Victor Castellino Rebecca Hanbury Rebecca Laurent St Leonards Festival Opera Garden Party St Mary in the Caste
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!

Posted 11:06 Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 In: Music & Sound Tags: Cabaret carmen Cathy Simpson Comedy Flaming Galahs Krysia Mansfield Lesley Anne Sammons Lucy Mulgan music The Beacon
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