A Modern Opera Love Story

A Tale of Love, Life and Relationships . . .

In this original production written by Rogue Opera’s Director, Bronwen Stephens-Harding, you meet four famous characters from opera - Mimi, Rodolfo, Escamillo and Carmen - transported from their original stories to a modern setting: two couples meeting in their favourite pub after Lockdown. However, cracks in their friendships and relationships soon appear.

Channelling some of opera’s most famous music, each character will question themselves, their partners and their destinies, embarking on a journey to change themselves and find true love. Or perhaps they’ll realise that happiness comes from the simple things – good food, good wine and good company. . .

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About the show

Mimi - "The Good Girl"



Mimi is a beautician who started an Etsy shop during lockdown to sell her hand-crafted material flowers and other creations. She and Carmen have been friends since primary school, but in high school, Carmen started hanging more with the popular crowd and they drifted apart…

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Best friends with Mimi at primary school, Carmen has always been the extroverted one in any group. She knew she was destined for the stage from an early age. She met Escamillo, the MMA You Tube Star, at a gallery opening event just before the pandemic hit…

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Rodolfo is a poet and singer-songwriter, a deep thinker and a sensitive soul. He has found the pandemic and lockdown incredibly hard, emotionally and creatively. At high school, Rodolfo had a crush on Carmen for a long time, but she hardly even noticed him.

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Born to Spanish parents, Escamillo has always had a fascination with the Toreador culture. He’s found the equivalent thrill-of-combat in MMA. He has had a few serious relationships but as his celebrity grows he finds it harder to meet the right person…

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For full Opera Drama, most of the songs are sung in the original language – if you'd like to know more, scroll down and click on the links below for translations and information about the original operas

- First Half -
We meet the Awesome Foursome but things soon turn sour

- Second Half -
Straying eyes, jealousy, soul-searching...
where will it all end?

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