MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: CARMEN
2009-2010 HD OPERA SEASON
JANUARY 16, 2010 @ 1:00 PM
RUN TIME: 3 HRS 10 MIN
One of the most popular operas of all time, Carmen “is about sex, violence, and racism—and its corollary: freedom,” says Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre about his new production of Bizet’s drama. “It is one of the inalienably great works of art. It’s sexy, in every sense. And I think it should be shocking.” Elīna Garanča sings the seductive gypsy of the title for the first time at the Met, opposite Roberto Alagna as the obsessed Don José.
Text courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera website: http://www.metopera.org
CONDUCTOR: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
PRODUCTION: Richard Eyre
CAST: Barbara Frittoli, Elīna Garanča, Roberto Alagna, Mariusz Kwiecien
CAST SHEET & SYNOPSIS:
VIDEO: Video courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.
PHOTOS: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera & Marty Sohl /Metropolitan Opera
Roberto Alagna as Don José and Elina Garanca in the title role of Bizet’s “Carmen.”
A scene from Act III of Bizet’s “Carmen” with Roberto Alagna as Don José and Elina Garanca in the title role.
Elina Garanca as Carmen and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Escamillo in Bizet’s “Carmen.”
Elina Garanca as Carmen in Bizet’s “Carmen.”