Carmen on the planks

2015-05-05 06:00

Cape Town City Ballet’s much anticipated production of Carmen will be on stage at the Artscape from Wednesday 25 to Tuesday 31 March.

Choreographed by South Africa’s foremost ballet choreographer, Veronica Paeper, Carmen will be performed by star dancers of the Cape Town City Ballet.

The production will feature Laura Bösenberg with Thomas Thorne and Kim Vieira with Ivan Boonzaaier in the leading roles of Carmen and Don José.

Audiences can also look forward to seeing the award-winning couple, Tracy Li and Daniel Rajna, appear as guest artists in these roles at selected performances.

The role of the dashing bullfighter, Escamilio, will be danced by Jesse Milligan, Daniel Szybkowski and Conrad Nusser and that of Micaela, loyal and trusting fiancée of Don José, by Jane Fidler, Frieda Mennen and Elizabeth Nienaber.

The doomed love affair is played out against formidable scenic backdrops by set designer Peter Cazalet, realistically depicting the harsh life in and around an Andalusian town of the late 1800s.

With original music by Georges Bizet arranged by Michael Tuffin, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Allan Stephenson, will accompany the dancers at all six performances.


Tickets range from R100 to R220 and are available at Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695. WIN! WIN! WIN!


Five readers can each win double tickets to the matinee performance of Carmen at 15:00 on Sunday 29 March. Visit to enter

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