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The Met: Live in HD Carmen

22 February 2024

In the Playhouse


Australian Premiere | United States | 2024 | French | Opera
Experience on screen a modern new staging of Bizet's classic Carmen as part of The Met Opera's award-winning series of performances on film.

Carmen recorded live from the Metropolitan Opera

Brilliant mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina performs the title role in Damiano Michieletto's sizzling new staging of Bizet’s ever-popular opera, a co-production with Teatro Real and La Scala. Carmen declares that any man she loves should beware. However, even she is unprepared for what will happen when she decides to seduce Don José (Piotr Beczala). Evoking all the passion and heat of Bizet's score, which features Carmen’s sultry ‘Habanera’ and the rousing ‘Toreador Song’, Antonello Manacorda conducts an exciting international cast.

Sydney Opera House and Sharmill Films Present


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Cast and credits

Production Carrie Cracknell
Set Designer Michael Levine
Costume Designer Tom Scutt
Lighting Designer Guy Hoare
Projection Designer rocafilm/Roland Horvath
Choreographer Ann Yee
Starring Daniele Rustioni, Angel Blue, Aigul Akhmetshina, Rafael Davila, Kyle Ketelsen

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