Carmen ROH 2024

Carmen declares that any man she loves should beware. However, even she is unprepared for what will happen when she decides to seduce Don José, an army corporal who initially appears uninterested in her charms. Don José soon abandons his sweetheart Micaëla and his army job for Carmen, and joins her and her smuggler friends in the mountains. But Carmen quickly wearies of Don José's possessiveness. When she turns her attentions to the dashing toreador Escamillo, Don José's jealousy erupts into violence.

Damiano Michieletto's sizzling new production evokes all the passion and heat of Bizet's score, which features Carmen’s sultry Habanera and the rousing Toreador song. Antonello Manacorda and Emmanuelle Villaume conduct an exciting international cast, with Aigul Akhmetshina and Vasilisa Berzhanskaya sharing the title role.

Cast: Aigul Akhmetshina, Piotr Beczala, Kostas Smoriginas, Blaise Malaba, Sarah Dufresne, Olga Kulchynska,  Gabrielė Kupšytė, Pierre Doyen, Vincent Ordonneau, Grisha Martirosyan

Conductor: Antonello Manacorda

Director: Damiano Michieletto

Programme Type: Live or Recorded Broadcast

Director: Damiano Michieletto

Cast: Aigul Akhmetshina, Piotr Beczala, Kostas Smoriginas

Certificate: 12A Live

Running Time: 225 minutes

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