Carmen, Carmencita! A DARE Symposium

Thursday 10 February 2022
3:00pm - 6:30pm
Off campus
Concerts and performances
Staff and students only

Who is Carmen? Is she really the exotic femme fatale of popular imagination, or is there more about her story that can be told? How could this be accomplished?

Join the School of Music's Professor Edward Venn for a series of conversations as creative artists, performers and academics discuss the ways in which operatic production and performance recreate Carmen in multiple ways, offering new ways of hearing and understanding Bizet’s finest score.

Currently singing the title role in Opera North’s Rigoletto, American baritone Eric Greene brings the afternoon to a close with a performer’s insight – including his experiences singing Escamillo in two productions of Carmen – joined by mezzo-soprano and former Opera North chorister Amy J Payne, who’s covering the title role in the opera. The symposium will conclude with free refreshments and a chance to talk to participants and attendees.

A DARE symposium as part of the partnership between Opera North and the University of Leeds, supported by AHRC.

Book your free place at the Opera North website

Students and academics can also book a free ticket for the evening's Carmen dress rehearsal by emailing