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This show closed on March 26, 2020

About Carmen

She sings her siren song, and suddenly, Don José's world is alight with a volatile fire.

This vibrant production of Bizet's opera features glamorous girls and bull­fighting boys in eye-popping colours. There are smugglers in suits, parades and punches, lust and loathing aplenty.

Irresistible Spanish tunes include the famous Toreador Song and flirty Habanera. Underneath those infectious rhythms, the dark undercurrent of fate pulses. Carmen knows she's dancing with death.

John Bell's production is a bold look at the intense relationships at the heart of this opera. It hones in on the wild love that promises freedom, while binding the lovers in an unbreakable web of fate.

The ultimate femme fatale is here to stamp her feet, toss her hair and dance. Will she love Don José? Maybe. Will you fall for her sultry Habanera? Definitely.

Run Time

2hrs 50 mins (incl. 1 interval)

Start Date

End Date

Age

Recommended 12+ years. Please note this production contains mature themes including sex and domestic violence.

This is a Carmen not to be missed.
Daily Review

Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre

Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW 2000

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