The fiery depiction of a woman who craves love but stirs obsession and jealousy along the way is one of the most popular operas of all time - attracting opera lovers and newcomers alike.
A vital new production of one of opera’s most enduringly powerful works.
Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell makes her Met debut, reinvigorating the classic story with a staging that moves the action to the modern day and finds at the heart of the drama issues that could not be more relevant today: gendered violence, abusive labor structures, and the desire to break through societal boundaries.
Dazzling young mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina leads a powerhouse quartet of stars in the complex and volatile title role, alongside tenor Piotr Beczała as Carmen’s troubled lover Don José, soprano Angel Blue as the loyal Micaëla, and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen as the swaggering Escamillo.
Daniele Rustioni conducts Bizet’s heart-pounding score.
Carmen is sung in French with English subtitles.
A screening of the broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera 2023-24 Season in New York.
Duration 3 hours 25 minutes, including 1 interval.
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