Passion. Beauty. Betrayal.

Against the backdrop of Bizet’s passionate score, this scorching story unleashes the creative talents of Ballet Ireland’s choreographer in residence, Morgann Runacre-Temple.  Carmen follows the story of a young, naïve soldier Jose, who is bewitched by the beautiful and fiery gypsy, Carmen.

Obsessed and reckless, Jose turns his back on respectable life to be with her. But Carmen, like love, is a bird that cannot be tamed and Jose’s desire to posses her eventually destroys them both.

This age old story, as relevant today as ever, will be re-told in a modern setting. Runacre-Temple’s up to date style “gets it”, according to the Irish Times, stretching classical ballet to new heights.


Choreography: Morgann Runacre-Temple
Set design: Lorna Ritchie
Costume design: Sarah White
Lighting design: Eamon Fox
Music: Rodion Shchedrin “Carmen Suite After Bizet”.
Live Music: Irish Flamenco Guitarist John Walsh

Dancers:  Zoe Arshamian, Zoë Ashe-Browne, Richard Bermange, Niklas Blomqvist,  Kesi Olley-Dorey, Jade Hale-Christofi, Dominic Harrison, Maria Ledesma, Emma Lister, James Loffler, Jane Magan, Yonas Meshaima.