Mount Vernon, Washington

The Metropolitan Opera - Carmen (Bizet)

Saturday, Jan 16, 10:00 am
Sunday, Jan 31, 1:00 pm
General: $22; Seniors: $18; Students: $15 - Season Packages Available

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.” Angela Gheorghiu plays the seductive gypsy of the title in her role debut, opposite Roberto Alagna as the obsessed Don José.
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Production: Richard Eyre; Barbara Frittoli, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Mariusz Kwiecien
Approximate running time 3 1/2 hours with one intermission
Saturday date is Live; Sunday date is a recorded encore performance.