It’s impossible to watch, or rather hear, Carmen and then not have a head-full of ridiculously catchy tunes. And this performance of Roland Petit’s Carmen was no exception. The Toreador Song (Chanson du toréador) – there you go … you’re already humming it, puffing out your chest, and making extravagant arm movements. If you’d don’t believe me listen to this Ouverture on YouTube. There was a full orchestra and some truly breath-taking ballet.
It was a nice day so we did a little bit of sight-seeing afterwards, which as you can see from the pictures is nearly always better when you look up in London.
PS the London Coliseum is a wonderful venue.