La Tragédie de Carmen in the Masonic Temple, London

Oct 24 2018 19:30 - 21:00

Masonic Temple, Andaz Hotel, 40 Liverpool Street , EC2M 7QN London

  • A reimagining of Bizet’s famous masterpiece by Peter Brook. Collaborating with composer Marius Constant, Brook focused his work on the tragic tale of the four characters who lie at the heart of the original piece. Their intense interaction creates a moving and thought-provoking drama, filled with much of Bizet’s wonderful music including Carmen’s ‘Habanera’, Escamillo’s Toreador Song and Don José’s Flower Song. Dark and thrilling, our version will see Don José looking back at what happened through a series of flashbacks. A familiar tale, but not as you expect it…

Freemasonry is renowned for its discretion and secret rituals, but the Andaz Hotel's Masonic Temple became secret even to the Masons themselves. It was boarded up during WW2 and forgotten about for decades, until it was unexpectedly discovered during later construction. To this day it remains one of London's best kept secrets.

On WEDNESDAY 24TH OCTOBER at 19:30 we will be opening the doors to this hidden venue, you can step foot inside and watch our thrilling opera amongst the stunning decor.

Cash Bar open from 18:30

Please note this performance has NO INTERVAL. It will run 1hour20 straight through.

Tickets Available:

  • Opera Ticket £35
  • Opera and Pre Show Meal £55 - Enjoy a two course meal at Rakes, Andaz hotel's unique Café Bar before the show.

Sesame cauliflower wings, Cashew ranch
Salt & pepper squid, tricoloured aioli
Chicken liver pâté, homemade caramelised onion relish, toasted baguette

Roast sweet potato, quinoa, raw mango & cucumber, pine nuts, Tahini & lemon sauce
Buttermilk chicken burger, chipotle ketchup, house slaw, cholla bread
Pan fried sea trout, new season potato, fennel & caper salad

Moist Chocolate Cake, mascarpone ice cream, marsala caramel
Fresh mango & mint salad, raspberry sorbet

Please note there are very few tickets available for this one off performance so get them before they are gone!

Opera Only

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Pre Show Meal & Opera

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