The Australian Ballet presents Johan Inger’s award-winning production of Carmen is an exhilarating journey that thrusts Georges Bizet’s 19th-century opera into the modern world with a breathtaking display of athleticism and passion.
Created in 2015, Inger’s contemporary retelling of Prosper Mérimée’s 1845 novella is a darkly compelling story of the dangerously seductive Carmen, whose love affair with Don José ends in brutal tragedy. Broadening its gaze beyond its fiery heroine, Inger’s Carmen is seen through the eyes of a boy bewildered by the ugly manifestations of machismo.
Using Georges Bizet's famous score, Inger has reimagined the classic opera, transporting it to dance in a fascinating production. Including sublime passages for soloists and duos and ensemble sequences of consummate virtuosity, Carmen brings you the heat of southern Spain in a powerfully unique production.
World première 9 April 2015, Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid, Spain, Compaňia Nacional de Danza Madrid
April 10th, 2024
April 27th, 2024
GETTING TO THE VENUE: One of the most iconic buildings in the world – the Sydney Opera House is an architectural masterpiece and vibrant performance space.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The Sydney Opera House is a six-minute walk to Circular Quay which is regularly served by public buses, trains and ferries to Circular Quay.
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Choreograper: Johan Inger
Assistant Choreographer: Urtzi Aranburu
Dramaturg: Gregor Acuña-Pohl
Music: Rodion Shchedrin, Marc Álvarez, Georges Bizet orchestrated by Alvaro Dominguez
Lighting Design: Tom Visser
Decor Design: Curt Allen Wilmer and Leticia Gañan with estudiodeDos
Costume Design: David Delfín
David Hallberg's insight "Johan Inger made his mark with the company with I New Then, and Carmen will further showcase his unique contemporary eye. The story of Carmen is told in a very modern, arresting and alluring way and the title role is a dream for any artist to dance. I look forward to seeing the dancers tackle one of the most ambitious contemporary productions we’ve programmed.”
The Australian Ballet presents Carmen is at Sydney's Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House.
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