Barefoot Opera, well known for its strong production values, ensemble work, and fresh interpretation, brings its unique style to the opera everyone knows and loves: 'Carmen' by Bizet. Our brilliant young soloists include young talents from the Guildhall School of Music and the Welsh Opera Academy. At the start of their careers, they will be accompanied by Barefoot Opera’s signature ensemble of free-base accordion double-bass, clarinet, and keyboard. Jane Bruce and Mary Hooper will create a visual landscape of dreams, symbols, tarot cards and magic, and our young cast will work as an ensemble in telling the classic tale of a murderous passion. Musical direction is by Lesley Anne Sammons, and Jenny Miller directs, assisted by Lysanne van Overbeek. Sung in French with English surtitles. Cast includes the stars of the future. Carmen is sung by Olivia Sjoberg, who is currently training at the Guildhall School of Music.