SCREEN DATE: 21 APRIL 2018
Please note that this is a recorded screening of the theatre production, and not a live performance
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE 2017/18
LIVE CINEMA SEASON
THE ROYAL OPERA
presents BARRIE KOSKY’S NEW PRODUCTION OF BIZET’S CARMEN
CARMEN charts the troubled relationship between the naive young soldier Don José and the fiercely independent gypsy girl Carmen, which when poisoned by jealousy, reaches a tragic conclusion.
Combining passion, sensuality and violence, Carmen proved too shocking for the audience in its 1875 premiere and the opera was initially a critical failure. In spite of this, the popularity of arias like the Habanera and the Toreador Song helped Carmen become one of the best loved operas, being performed more than 500 times at the Royal Opera House alone.
Kosky’s far-from-traditional staging gives this timeless story of passion and revenge a fresh perspective. This production draws on the theatre styles and conventions of opéra comique, operetta, revue and vaudeville that inspired Bizet when creating the work.
Jakub Hruša conducts an international cast of singers including Russian mezzo-soprano Anna Goryachova as Carmen and Italian tenor Francesco Meli as Don José.
Tickets: $25 (standard admission)
(Projector gift vouchers are NOT valid for this screening)
Screening starts: 7.00pm
Run time: 3 hours, 20 mins including 1 interval