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08 Jul 2021
09 Jul 2021
10 Jul 2021
approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, with one interval.
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.
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