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This show is part of Collected Works 2020

Collected Works 2020
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Postponed

Based on advice from the Australian Commonwealth and ACT Governments regarding the containment of COVID-19, Opera Australia's season of Carmen will not be performing as planned. We are working with the promoters to reschedule the performances and will be in contact with ticket holders to confirm the new date soon. We encourage you to hold on to your tickets. The Australian Performing Arts Industry, like many businesses, has suffered greatly through the closure of theatres and your support and attendance on the other side will be more important than ever before. If you require a refund please email CanberraTicketing@act.gov.au and our Box Office team will respond to you soon. We look forward to welcoming you back when we are able to reopen.

One of the greatest operas of all time

Caught between her desire for love and a longing for freedom, Carmen faces an impossible choice. Carmen is enigmatic and elusive: a femme fatale you can’t forget. She captivates Don José with her sensual Habanera and he abandons everything to possess her. But Carmen won’t be owned and finds herself a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo. Don José’s jealousy is untameable, Escamillo’s appeal is strong, and in a gripping finale, Carmen is destined to fight for her life. This new production highlights the colour and vibrancy of postcard Spain, with vintage-inspired costumes it evokes an era of bikers and shady police in a post-war setting of teen angst and rebellion. A cast of some of Australia’s finest opera singers assemble with a chamber orchestra and a local children’s chorus to perform one of the world’s most popular opera. Hear some of opera’s most famous tunes such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song when you join us for Opera Australia’s 25th Anniversary tour of Bizet’s Carmen. Sung in French with English surtitles.

Show details:

Synopsis

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                     Collected Works 2020
COLLECTED WORKS 2020

SAVE UP TO $20 ON THE BEST
SEATS IN THE HOUSE 

 

Postponed

Based on advice from the Australian Commonwealth and ACT Governments regarding the containment of COVID-19, Opera Australia’s season of Carmen will not be performing as planned.

We are working with the promoters to reschedule the performances and will be in contact with ticket holders to confirm the new date soon. We encourage you to hold on to your tickets.

The Australian Performing Arts Industry, like many businesses, has suffered greatly through the closure of theatres and your support and attendance on the other side will be more important than ever before.

If you require a refund please email CanberraTicketing@act.gov.au and our Box Office team will respond to you soon. We look forward to welcoming you back when we are able to reopen.

One of the greatest operas of all time

Caught between her desire for love and a longing for freedom, Carmen faces an impossible choice. Carmen is enigmatic and elusive: a femme fatale you can’t forget. She captivates Don José with her sensual Habanera and he abandons everything to possess her. But Carmen won’t be owned and finds herself a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo.

Don José’s jealousy is untameable, Escamillo’s appeal is strong, and in a gripping finale, Carmen is destined to fight for her life.

This new production highlights the colour and vibrancy of postcard Spain, with vintage-inspired costumes it evokes an era of bikers and shady police in a post-war setting of teen angst and rebellion.

A cast of some of Australia’s finest opera singers assemble with a chamber orchestra and a local children’s chorus to perform one of the world’s most popular opera. Hear some of opera’s most famous tunes such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song when you join us for Opera Australia’s 25th Anniversary tour of Bizet’s Carmen.

Sung in French with English surtitles.

Credits

CONDUCTOR:
Luke Spicer

DIRECTOR:
Matthew Barclay

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER:
Anna Cordingley

LIGHTING DESIGNER:
Paul Jackson

ORCHESTRATION:
Robert Andrew Greene

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre & Opera Australia

CATEGORY:
Opera

DURATION:
Approximately 155 minutes, including interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains simulated smoking and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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COVID-19 Update: 22 July

The Canberra Theatre Centre Box Office is open to the public, and we will begin hosting limited-capacity performances in August. For a list of rescheduled or cancelled performances click here. Affected ticket holders will be contacted by the Box Office.

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