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The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen
Saturday, 27 January 2024, from 17:55 to 21:40

The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen

Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell brings a vital new production of one of opera's most enduringly powerful works, reinvigorating the classic story with a staging that moves the action to the modern day and finds at the heart of the drama issues that could not be more relevant today: gendered violence, abusive labor structures, and the desire to break through societal boundaries. Dazzling young mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina leads a powerhouse quartet of stars in the complex and volatile title role, alongside tenor Piotr Beczala as Carmen's troubled lover Don José, soprano Angel Blue as the loyal Micaëla, and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen as the swaggering Escamillo. Daniele Rustioni conducts Bizet's heart-pounding score.

3 hr 45 min
Director:Carrie Cracknell
Cast:Angel Blue, Aigul Akhmetshina, Piotr Beczala
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