Find a show or venue

Search

Order by phone

800-901-4092

Your independent guide to the best shows in New York

Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

METROPOLITAN OPERA: CARMEN

19 Jan - 18 Feb 2017

Bizet's fiery tale of doomed love returns

Buy Tickets For Metropolitan Opera: CarmenBuy Tickets

THE PRICE OF FREE LOVE IS DEATH

Richard Eyre's stunning production of Bizet's Carmen returns to the Met, with two of its leading ladies, Sophie Koch and Clementine Margaine, in the role of the title character. The world-renown opera tells the fiery story of Carmen and Don Jose, whose doomed love for her destroys them both.

Marcelo Alvarez takes on Don Jose's part, while Dan Ettinger and Louis Langree share conducting duties.

WHAT IS CARMEN ABOUT?

The action takes place in Seville, where a local gypsy woman Carmen inflames the passions of the men around her. She is flighty and flirtatious, and chooses and discards her lovers frequently. The latest of her conquests is Don Jose, who is in love with the innocent Micaela. After he arrests her for causing an affray in the town square, she persuades him to let her escape by promising an illicit rendezvous. With lust clouding his judgement, he relents, and he is sent to prison for abetting her escape.

After weeks in prison, he finally is released back to duty. Carmen has been plying her charms about the town and Jose's jealousy is aroused. Manipulating him further, she convinces him to abscond from the army and to leave with her for the mountains. Despite his efforts, the heartless Carmen destroys his trust in her gradually, and they go their separate ways, not without him warning her that they will meet again.

Meeting by chance again some months later at a bullfight, Carmen has yet again found another lover - despite Jose's pleas to come back to him, she tells him firmly that their affair is indeed over. Enraged, Jose stabs her to death amidst the crowded square.

Additional Information

Dates

Opening night: 19 January 2017

Booking through until: 18 February 2017

Audience

Not suitable for patrons of a younger age

Run time

Three hours and 13 minutes, with one intermission

Show times

 MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
 Matinee-----13:00-
 Evening19:3019:3019:3019:3019:30|20.0020.00-

And before you stop reading

Sung in French with English, German and Spanish Met Titles. Images used are from a previous production of Carmen.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS

Please note: The term Metropolitan Opera House and/or Metropolitan Opera: Carmen as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other tradermarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Metropolitan Opera House and/or Metropolitan Opera: Carmen and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Metropolitan Opera House and/or Metropolitan Opera: Carmen and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.

What's on When

Keep up to date