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If you love opera, then you want to make sure you have your tickets booked to see Carmen – The Opera which is heading to Joburg Theatre in June 2018!

The age old take of a gypsy determined to live life on her own terms – whatever her fate may be is one that has captivated audiences for years. The passionate triangle of the world-wise gypsy woman, the jealous soldier willing to lose everything for her reciprocated love, and the toreador that will win her heart is one of the world’s most loved operas.

This masterpiece blends passion, seduction, jealousy, betrayal and even a little law-breaking, all set to one of the most famous scores ever composed. Carmen features a local and international cast with seasoned and young and upcoming opera singers. Mezzo-soprano Linette van der Merwe stars as the strong-willed and seductive gypsy who destroys the naïve, lovesick soldier Don José. José is played by Stéfan Louw, well-known tenor on opera stages in South Africa and abroad.

To stand a chance to WIN one of two sets of double tickets valued at R 600 per set to see this amazing opera on Sunday 3rd June at 15h00, make sure to comment below and let me know why you would love to see Carmen – The Opera at Joburg Theatre.

Competition closes Thursday 31st May. Winner will be contacted via email.

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11 Comments

Andrea May 23, 2018 at 10:44 am

I love the Opera so winning these tickets will be such a splendid treat for hubby and I. I am currently pregnant so it may be my last opera for a long time until the little one is much older.

Aletia May 24, 2018 at 2:43 pm

If there was one nurturing characteristic that my mother did exceptionally well when we were children was to instill the love of all things theatre. I have a love for all things “live show”. This would be a wonderful experience to pay it back and take my 72 year old mom to see Carmen at The Opera.

    Heather Hook Jun 1, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Congrats Aletia – I have sent you an email! HH

      Aletia Dreyer Jun 1, 2018 at 9:35 am

      Thank you very much xx

Caroline Collings May 28, 2018 at 7:08 am

The absolute best thing to do on a weekend is to go to the theatre. Having only been to one opera before, i loved the passion and emotion it evokes. Watching Carmen would be a real treat <3

Lara May 28, 2018 at 7:21 am

Yes yes please!! LOVE to take my mom!! LOVE opera!

Senzo Dhlomo May 28, 2018 at 10:17 am

Love the Opera! Performed Carmen with the provincial choir – KZNYC 2005. I’ve seen the Carmen eKhayelitsha rendition, but never the original.

It would bring back so many happy memories, seeing the production on stage.

    Heather Hook Jun 1, 2018 at 5:06 am

    Congrats Senzo! I have sent you an email. HH

Pat Doran May 29, 2018 at 12:08 pm

To see any live show enriches by life and I would love to pay it forward and invite my daughter with

Theesan May 30, 2018 at 3:52 am

I have been to an opera show before. My girlfriend and I are students- studying very analytical work- and going to the opera- might provide a good stress reliever before exams and remind us that there is more to life to just number crunching and work.

Bronwyn May 31, 2018 at 10:57 am

I am quite interest to see a bit of Love, Drama, bullfighting and gypsy all rolled into one stage performance.

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