LIVE MET OPERA – Bizet’s Carmen
2014-2015 HD OPERA SEASON
MARCH 7, 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 Yonghoon Lee as the obsessed Don José.
CONDUCTOR: Louis Langree
PRODUCTION: Richard Eyre
CAST: Elīna Garanča, Yonghoon Lee, Ailyn Perez, Trevor Scheunemann, Gabor Bretz, Danielle Talamantes, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Richard Bernstein,
CAST SHEET & SYNOPSIS:
Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Jonas Kaufmann plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.