Sir Richard Eyre's stunning production of Bizet's Carmen returns to the Met, with J'Nai Bridges taking on the iconic title role. The world-renowned opera tells the fiery story of Carmen and Don Jose, whose doomed love for her destroys them both. Lorenzo Viotti and Marco Armiliato will both share conductor duties. 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.
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: 2 October 2020
Not suitable for patrons of a younger age
Three hours and 13 minutes, with one intermission
Sung in French with English, German and Spanish Met Titles. Images used are from a previous production of Carmen.
Production by Richard Eyre
Set & Costume Design by Rob Howell
Lighting Design by Peter Mumford
Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
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4 reviews, average rating: (2.8 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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