Her Name Was Carmen starring Irina Kolesnikova and the soloists and corps de ballet of the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre with the Orchestra of English National Opera
'Truly a thing of remarkable beauty... [Irina Kolesnikova] alone is worth the ticket' -- Daily Telegraph on Swan Lake
'A rare phenomenon' -- Sunday Express on Swan Lake
Following last year’s sell-out season, world's leading ballerina Irina Kolesnikova returns to the London Coliseum with a new take on an old classic, Her Name Was Carmen.
Fiery, rich and beautiful, Carmen is a deadly cocktail of passion and tragedy. After her family is brutally murdered, Carmen finds shelter in a refugee camp on the outskirts of Europe... here she becomes entangled in a love triangle with tragic consequences.
Her Name Was Carmen is a new full-length ballet in two acts brought to life by 50 dancers from the critically acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre. It is set to a re-orchestrated version of Bizet's much-loved score, and is played live by the orchestra of English National Opera.
Her Name Was Carmen marks an unprecedented collaboration between the SPBT and international aid agency Oxfam. One pound from every ticket sold will go towards Oxfam’s efforts to provide shelter and support to refugees in the Western Balkans.