For Carmen in Concert (14 April 2023), the world-class Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra return to the Royal Albert Hall for the first time since 1999, joined by DiDonato and her fellow American Michael Spyres (tenor) as Don José, her captor turned captive.
Carmen in Concert continues a series of high-profile concerts and recordings by Joyce DiDonato and conductor John Nelson. Founded in 1855, the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra is one of France’s oldest orchestras.
Even without the traditional spectacle of the Seville-based opera, this musical feast in concert promises to have great tunes ringing in your ears for days. Noted for her dramatic presence and flawless technique, DiDonato is sure to bring the fiery Carmen to life.
Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Carmen. John Nelson conducts the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Carmen was first performed at the Hall in 1884, when soprano Minnie Hauk – who played an instrumental role in popularising the work – gave a rendition of the catchy Habañera. The opera is being staged in summer 2022 by Opera Holland Park.
The Royal Albert Hall is marking its 150th anniversary with a series of landmark events, recovering from its first closure since WWII, which resulted in £70m of lost income and a £20m debt.
Carmen is sung in French with English surtitles. Hospitality packages are available.Click here to book
|Joyce DiDonato: Carmen in Concert, Royal Albert Hall
|Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP | MAP
On 14 Apr 23, One performance, in concert
|Click here for more information and booking