Opera comique

A comedy in English by Nagle Jackson

A group of wealthy Parisians is visiting the premiere of Bizet's Carmen - but not for the music. Monsieur and Madame Corniche want their beautiful daughter, Viviane, to marry the young soldier Hector Vigneron. But Viviane is in love with Hector's father. who is also having an affair with Viviane's mother. Meanwhile La Tartine, a dancer and singer at the Concert Mandarins, is trying to seduce the great composer Gounod. And amid all this, Bizet is in despair at the poor reception of his new work. As the evening develops the different plots and intrigues become mixed and interwoven with hilarious and chaotic results. Carmen may be a tale of passion, sex and betrayal. but it's nothing compared to what is happening in the audience!

The Berliner Grundtheater e.V (BGT) was founded in 1991 and is dedicated to producing a wide a range of English-language plays while integrating players of different nationalities. The BGT has performed shows from authors as varied as Peter Shaffer, Anthony Minghella, Oscar Wilde and William Shakespeare. As well as playing in Berlin, the company has appeared in Luxembourg, at the Edinburgh Festival and at Anglo-Deutsch Festivals around Germany. Prominent successes have included Shakespeare's King Lear, Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and a multi-media production of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.

Organized by BGT English Theatre Company in collaboration with the CCRN.