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This show closed on June 29, 2019

About Carmen

She swore to live free and die free. He made sure she got her wish.

Meet the hottest woman in all of Seville—a free spirit who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go get it. But what happens when the attention she attracts turns obsessive? Find out in this pulse-pounding, picturesque production of "Carmen," new to San Francisco Opera.

Sung in French with English supertitles.

OperaVision, HD video projection screens featured in the Balcony level, will be available at the following performances:

Wednesday, 6/5 at 7:30pm

Thursday, 6/20 at 7:30pm

Sunday, 6/23 at 2pm

Wednesday, 6/26 at 7:30pm

Run Time

2hr 47min (Inc. Intermission)

Start Date

End Date


Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Francesca Zambello’s picaresque production unfolds clearly, moves briskly and never flags.
Herald Sun
J’Nai Bridges gave a glowing, searing performance.
The New York Times
Mr. Polenzani had it all: refinement, sweep, passion and power.
The New York Times

The War Memorial Opera House

301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

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