Crispin Lord | Artist & Researcher
This production updated Bizet’s much-loved opera to 1940s Franco-era Spain, where my main conceptual focus was on entropy, religious pressure and, through that, feminism. In a world where religious and cultural practices dictate thought and expectations of gender, who is it that we need to hold to account? 


Durham Opera Ensemble

Director / Designer: Crispin Lord
Conductor: Lewis Wilkinson
Lighting Designer: Gabriel Finn

Sophia Smith-Galer -- Carmen
Phil Durrant -- Don Jose
Claire Ward -- Micaela
Fiona Brindle -- Frasquita
Emer Acton -- Mercedes
Julian Purdy -- Zuniga

Photos: Charlotte Elizabeth