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  • New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Daniele Rustioni Conductor
  • Carrie Cracknell Production

Georges Bizet

Opera in four acts

Screening of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of one of the most popular works in the operatic repertoire. Bizet’s Carmen is an absolute classic, following in the footsteps of the most famous femme fatale of the great stages, an absolutely free gypsy woman who ends up entangling the soldier Don José in her charm. Directed by acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell in her Met premiere, middle soprano Aigul Akhmetshina performs as the passionate protagonist, with Piotr Beczala as her beloved Don José.


Henri Meilhac e Ludovic Halévy Libretto based on Prosper Mérimée's novella
Michael Levine Set design
Tom Scutt Costume design
Guy Hoare Lighting design
rocafilm / Roland Horvath Projection design
Ann Yee Choreography

CAST — In order of vocal appearance

Benjamin Taylor Moralès (Baritone)
Angel Blue  Micaëla (Soprano)
Piotr Beczała Don José (Tenor)
Wei Wu Zuniga (Baixo)
Aigul Akhmetshina Carmen (Mezzo-Soprano)
Sydney Mancasola Frasquita (Soprano)
Briana Hunter Mercédès (Mezzo-Soprano)
Kyle Ketelsen Escamillo (Bass-Baritone)
Michael Adams Le Dancaïre (Baritone)
Frederick Ballentine Le Remendado (Tenor)

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