Why See Metropolitan Opera - Carmen?
The price of free love is death
Sir Richard Eyre's stunning production of Bizet's Carmen returns to the Met, with Clementine Margarine resuming the title role from her 2017 debut. The world-renowned opera tells the fiery story of Carmen and Don Jose. One of the most explosively entertaining works in the repertoire, Georges Bizet's Carmen couples an enticing storyline with a heart-stopping score that'll have you on the very edge of your seat.
What is Carmen about
She might not have been the original femme fatale, but Carmen has sure carved a niche in our consciousness as one of opera's most dangerous women. Stunningly beautiful and wholly aware, her habit of taking and breaking hearts can only lead to trouble for her and her bedazzled targets.
Her short temper brings her to the attention of the kind and charismatic Don Jose, who falls head over heels in love with her. An intense tale of love found and ruthlessly taken, Carmen is an intense and passionate piece, as lust and revenge go hand in hand making for a fiery finale.
Opening night: 30 October 2018
Not suitable for patrons of a younger age
Three hours and 13 minutes, with one intermission
And before you stop reading
Sung in French with English, German and Spanish Met Titles. Images used are from a previous production of Carmen.
Cast and Creative
Production by Richard Eyre
Set & Costume Design by Rob Howell
Lighting Design by Peter Mumford
Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
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What you thought
2 reviews, average rating: (3.5 Stars)
What a wonderful afternoon of opera. The artistic design of the production... more
Carmen was a disapointing character last night. She was anything but... more
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