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This raven-haired gypsy will sing her way out of gaol and into your heart before you know it.
Welcome to a world of dust, heat and danger under wide Spanish skies. From the bustling town square to the bandits’ cave to the bullring, the colours, the costumes, the sultry moves of this vivid production, first staged at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, leap off the stage.
All you to complete the picture is a great Carmen. Introducing Israeli born mezzo soprano Rinat Shaham, described by the Sydney Morning Herald as "...an ideal Carmen with a fiery demanding stage presence and a richly textured voice".
Bizet’s Carmen is one of opera’s most captivating creations. Hear her sing those dark, lingering melodies. See her dance the Seguidilla. And don’t be surprised when you fall under her spell.
|Conductor||Guillaume Tourniaire (until 19 Feb)
|Set and Costume Designer||Tanya McCallin|
|Lighting Designer||Paule Constable|
|Carmen||Rinat Shaham (until 19 Feb)
|Don José||Richard Troxell (until 19 Feb)
Rosario La Spina
|Escamillo||Teddy Tahu Rhodes (until 1 Feb)
|Micaëla||Nicole Car (until 19 Feb)
|Mercédès||Sian Pendry (until 19 Feb)
|Remendado||Kanen Breen (until 19 Feb)
|Moralès||Andrew Jones (to 26 Feb)
|Lillas Pastia||Danielle Antaki|
Jonathan McCauley (30 Mar only)
Opera Australia Chorus, Children's Chorus and Dancers
This production of Carmen is based on the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Norwegian National Opera co-production first performed at Covent Garden on 7 December 2006.