June 19

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD SUMMER ENCORE: CARMEN

GEORGES BIZET

2012-2013 HD OPERA SEASON

JUNE 19, 2013 @ 7 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:

http://www.metoperafamily.org/uploadedFiles/MetOpera/watch_and_listen/hd_events/carmensynopsis.pdf

VIDEO: Video courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera

PHOTOS: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

A Scene from Act I of Bizet’s “Carmen” with Elina Garanca in the title role.                                                                        Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Escamillo in Bizet’s “Carmen.”  Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Barbara Frittoli as Micaela in Bizet’s “Carmen.”                Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Elina Garanca as Carmen, and Roberto Alagna as Don Jose in Bizet’s Carmen                                                                  Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera