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2021

July

Thu
08 Jul 2021
Fri
09 Jul 2021
Sat
10 Jul 2021
Running time

approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, with one interval.

Language

Sung in French with English surtitles.

This production is supported by 

The Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional opera companies, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, by the NSW Government through Create NSW, and by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria

The National Tour Regional Children's Chorus Program is supported by

The Bourne Foundation and The William Rubensohn Foundation.

Carmen is the femme fatale you can’t forget.

In Bizet’s famous opera, she sings her sensual Habanera, and lures Don José into her world. He gives up everything to follow her. But Carmen’s wandering eye has already found a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo.

Don José’s jealousy is fierce. Escamillo’s passion is strong. In a gripping finale, Carmen must face her fate.

Experience the thrilling Spanish colour and rhythms of Bizet’s vibrant score with Opera Australia’s singers, a live chamber orchestra and a children’s chorus drawn from the local communities. This new production includes gorgeous sets and vintage-inspired costumes.

You can hear classics such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song just as Bizet meant them — loud, live and completely unamplified.

Our 25th-anniversary tour of Carmen marks a quarter century of touring the world’s best operas across Australia.

Artists

CONDUCTOR
Luke Spicer
DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER
LIGHTING DESIGNER
ORCHESTRATION
CARMEN
DON JOSE
Iain Henderson
MICAELA
Cathy-Di Zhang
MICAELA / FRASQUITA
Esther Song
ESCAMILLO / ZUNIGA
DANCAIRO
REMENDADO
Mathew Waugh
FRASQUITA
MERCEDES
Genevieve Dickson
MORALES
Daniel Macey

National Tour Partners

Leading Partner

Production Partner

Supporting Partner

Proudly Supported By

Patron in Chief

Government Partners

Australia Council for the Arts

NSW Government

Opera Conference