BP Big Screens

Tuesday 2 July 2019

6.30pm – 10.30pm

Duthie Park, Polmuir Road, Aberdeen, AB11 7WA

Aberdeen City Council in partnership with BP and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, will stage a dramatic opera in Duthie Park with a live production of the classic Carmen as part of this summer’s BP Big Screen programme.

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas.


The young soldier Don José intends to marry Micaëla, a girl from his home village. But when he meets the sensual and fiercely independent Carmen, he sacrifices everything to be with her. Carmen grows bored of Don José and falls in love with Escamillo. Unable to bear her leaving him, Don José tracks Carmen down and murders her.


This is a family friendly event, bring a picnic, make yourself comfortable (picnic rugs, deck chairs, etc.) and enjoy the night.

  • BP Big Screens will be open with live music from Bon Accord Silver Band at 5.30pm
  • Live screening will commence at 7pm with a pre show live-feed at 6.30pm
  • Show concludes at 10.20pm

The transmission will be relayed via satellite direct to the big screen in Aberdeen’s Duthie Park from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden London.

You are welcome to bring picnics; however no glass, knives, barbecues or naked flames are allowed.

A selection of hot and cold soft drinks and light snacks will be available to purchase.

Please dress appropriately for the anticipated weather conditions.

Bag searches will be in operation at the event, so please allow time for this process.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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