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.” Elina Garanca 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; Rob Howell; Peter Mumford; Christopher Wheeldon
Expected Running Time: 2 hours 58 minutes
This performance was originally transmitted live on January 16, 2010.
Programs and casting subject to change.