Carmen opens at the Sydney Opera House

In the colourful streets of a colonial city, Carmen is a red hot spark.

She sings her siren song, and suddenly, Don José’s world is alight with a volatile fire.

This vibrant production of Bizet’s opera features glamorous girls and bull­fighting boys in eye-popping colours. There are smugglers in suits, parades and punches, lust and loathing aplenty.

Irresistible Spanish tunes include the famous Toreador Song and flirty Habanera. Underneath those infectious rhythms, the dark undercurrent of fate pulses. Carmen knows she’s dancing with death.

John Bell’s production is a bold look at the intense relationships at the heart of this opera. It hones in on the wild love that promises freedom, while binding the lovers in an unbreakable web of fate.

Carmen is playing at the Joan Sutherland Theatre from 11 January – 26 March 2020.

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