COLI­SEUM, LON­DON

Pride Life Magazine - - DIARY -

CAR­MEN One of the best-loved op­eras of al time, Bizet’s Car­men is a pas­sion­ate tale of lust, se­duc­tion and be­trayal. Calixto Bieito’s stun­ning pro­duc­tion is set dur­ing the dy­ing days of Franco’s Spain and fea­tures mezzo-so­prano Justina Gringyte in the ti­tle role. Sung in English. Go to: eno. org

TO 03 JULY 2015 ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LON­DON

DON GIO­VANNI In Mozart’s clas­sic opera Don Gio­vanni trav­els through Europe se­duc­ing women, ac­com­pa­nied by his long-suf­fer­ing ser­vant Le­porello. But when he com­mits mur­der, he un­leashes a dark power be­yond his con­trol. Di­rected by Kasper Holten. Go to: roh. org. uk

TO 16 JULY 2015 ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LON­DON

LA BO­HEME Puc­cini’s clas­sic opera set in bo­hemian Paris of the 1830s tells the pas­sion­ate and ill-fated love af­fair be­tween pen­ni­less poet Rodolfo and Mimi. Go to: roh. org. uk

18 JULY 2015 TO 19 OC­TO­BER 2015 SCOT­TISH NA­TIONAL POR­TRAIT GALLERY

BAI­LEY’S STAR­DUST This show­case of the work of leg­endary pho­tog­ra­pher David Bai­ley in­cludes icons such as Mick Jag­ger and Fran­cis Ba­con, as well as pic­tures from his Democ­racy project in which visi­tors to his stu­dio were asked if they would agree to be pho­tographed naked. Go to: na­tion­al­gal­leries. org­por­trait­gallery

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