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Preview: CinemaLive presents Carmen on the Lake


Award-winning masters of event cinema CinemaLive have just announced that they will be parterning up with C-Major Entertainment to bring George Bizet’s classic opera Carmen as performed at Bregenz, Austria to close to 300 cinemas in the UK on Thursday 14th September as part of CinemaLive’s new initiative The World’s Most Spectacular Operas, aiming to make accessible the very best operas played around the world to UK audiences.

For Carmen On The Lake, Bregenz’s 7,000 seater floating stage Seebühne acts as the location for what is arguably Bizet’s most successful opera. With a jaw dropping set designed by British artist Es Devlin, who has designed sets for superstars such as Adele, U2, Take That and Kanye West, the stage sits on the water near the shores of the stunning Lake Constance in Austria. Carmen frequently attracts opera lovers from all over, and this particular production will leave you spellbound with extravagantly innovative design that makes full use of the waters of the lake as an extension of the stage.

Bizet’s Carmen is a classic for many reasons, from its timeless tale of doomed love to its instantly recognisable Spanish sounds. Carmen on the Lake will have its music directed by Paolo Carignani and Jordan de Souza will lead the musical direction of this production, with music provided by the Bregenz Festival Chorus and Prague Philharmonic Choir accompanied by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

For the past 5 years, CinemaLive have distributed Opera Australia’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour productions to cinema audiences in the UK & Ireland, chocking up audiences exceeding 75,000. Other productions CinemaLive have brought to the screen include Madama Butterfly, Turandot and Aida (which in 2015 broke the UK & Irish box office record to become the highest grossing recorded opera of all time). This September, come experience the magic of Carmen on the Lake as it enchants audiences across the UK with its move to the big screen.

Close to 300 cinemas across the UK will screen Carmen on the Lake captured in Bregenz, Austria on Thursday 14 September. For participating cinemas visit






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