Osipova is new Carmen

Published: 4 May 2022
Reporter: Vera Liber

Isaac Hernandez, Natalia Osipova and Jason Kittelberger in Carmen Credit: Annabel Moeller

Natalia Osipova, Principal of The Royal Ballet, is to star in a new, contemporary dance production of Carmen on 27–28 May at London’s Southbank Centre devised by choreographer and director Didy Veldman.

Veldman said, “we’ve formed two parallel narratives which bring together five world-class classical and contemporary dancers to create the story of an artist when she’s on- and off-stage. While our production of Carmen is chockful of dramatic choreography, it’s also entertaining, quirky and unexpected.”

Also in the cast is English National Ballet Lead Principal Isaac Hernández, Jason Kittelberger, Hannah Ekholm and Eryck Brahmania.

Carmen had its world première in Edinburgh in December 2021