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Carmen (Met24)

Met Opera

Carrie Cracknell | 2024 | 225 MINS
USA | Subtitles

Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell brings a vital new production of one of opera’s most enduringly powerful works - George Bizet’s ‘Carmen’.

In Detail

It reinvigorates 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 labour 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.

225m inc 2 intervals

Tickets £21

**Please note that this production contains sequences of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy**