Carmen at Canberra Theatre Centre


Carmen at Canberra Theatre Centre

Canberra TheatreSeptember 3 – 5, 2020

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Thu 3.9.20
7:30 PM
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Fri 4.9.20
7:30 PM
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Sat 5.9.20
1:00 PM
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Sat 5.9.20
7:30 PM
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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, live chamber orchestra and a children’s chorus drawn from the local community. 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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Conductor Luke Spicer

Matthew Barclay

Set & Costume Designer

Anna Cordingley

Lighting Designer

Paul Jackson


Robert Andrew Greene

Cast to be announced.

Running time: 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.

National Tour Leading Partner

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Proudly supported by

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Government Partners

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