Bizet s Carmen
UK 2013, 185 min, Digital,
Singers: Anna Caterina Antonacci, Jonas Kaufmann, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Norah Amsellem
Sung in French with English subtitles
  • Sunday May 18, 2014 at 2:00PM

The music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed for its brilliance of melody, harmony, atmosphere and orchestration, and for the skill with which Bizet musically represented the emotions and suffering of his characters. Spanish heat and gypsy passion arrive on the Royal Opera stage with this darkly passionate and sumptuously exotic reading of one of the world’s favourite operas. 19th-century Seville is brought alive in this dramatic story which tells of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery Gypsy, Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen’s love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. Bizet’s irresistible score drives the tragedy forward, in this powerful landmark staging of a musical masterpiece.

Opera in three acts with one interval. Composer: Georges Bizet. Conductor: Antonio Pappano.

Special admissions in effect: $17 Adults, $14 Seniors/ Students. No Metro Passes.

Co-presented by the Edmonton Opera

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Rating: Parental Guidance (PG)

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