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Film Saturday 3 February, 2024 5:55pm

MET 2023/24: Carmen BIZET (ENCORE).

Tickets: Adult £17.50, Concs £14.50, Children £10
Audience members are welcome to bring a supper snack to enjoy in the theatre during the intermission at 19:53, which is 45mins long.

Bizet

Carmen (New Production)

Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell brings a vital new production of one of opera’s most enduringly powerful works, reinvigorating 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.

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