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This show is part of Collected Works 2020

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3 - 5 September 2020

 

One of the greatest operas of all time

Caught between her desire for love and a longing for freedom, Carmen faces an impossible choice. Carmen is enigmatic and elusive: a femme fatale you can’t forget. She captivates Don José with her sensual Habanera and he abandons everything to possess her. But Carmen won’t be owned and finds herself a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo. Don José’s jealousy is untameable, Escamillo’s appeal is strong, and in a gripping finale, Carmen is destined to fight for her life. This new production highlights the colour and vibrancy of postcard Spain, with vintage-inspired costumes it evokes an era of bikers and shady police in a post-war setting of teen angst and rebellion. A cast of some of Australia’s finest opera singers assemble with a chamber orchestra and a local children’s chorus to perform one of the world’s most popular opera. Hear some of opera’s most famous tunes such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song when you join us for Opera Australia’s 25th Anniversary tour of Bizet’s Carmen. Sung in French with English surtitles.

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Synopsis

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                     
COLLECTED WORKS 2020

SAVE UP TO $20 ON THE BEST
SEATS IN THE HOUSE 

3 – 5 September 2020

 

One of the greatest operas of all time

Caught between her desire for love and a longing for freedom, Carmen faces an impossible choice. Carmen is enigmatic and elusive: a femme fatale you can’t forget. She captivates Don José with her sensual Habanera and he abandons everything to possess her. But Carmen won’t be owned and finds herself a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo.

Don José’s jealousy is untameable, Escamillo’s appeal is strong, and in a gripping finale, Carmen is destined to fight for her life.

This new production highlights the colour and vibrancy of postcard Spain, with vintage-inspired costumes it evokes an era of bikers and shady police in a post-war setting of teen angst and rebellion.

A cast of some of Australia’s finest opera singers assemble with a chamber orchestra and a local children’s chorus to perform one of the world’s most popular opera. Hear some of opera’s most famous tunes such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song when you join us for Opera Australia’s 25th Anniversary tour of Bizet’s Carmen.

Sung in French with English surtitles.

Dates

Opening Night – Thursday 3 September, 7.30pm

Friday 4 September, 7.30pm
Saturday 5 September, 1pm & 7.30pm

Credits

CONDUCTOR:
Luke Spicer

DIRECTOR:
Matthew Barclay

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER:
Anna Cordingley

LIGHTING DESIGNER:
Paul Jackson

ORCHESTRATION:
Robert Andrew Greene

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre & Opera Australia

CATEGORY:
Opera

DURATION:
Approximately 155 minutes, including interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains simulated smoking and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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