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About the Show Less...

Spanish heat and passion is at the centre of Bizet's powerful and much-loved opera. Read More >

Spanish heat and passion is at the centre of Bizet’s powerful and much-loved opera.

Soldier Don José falls in love with the gypsy Carmen, shunning the advances of the innocent Micaëla. Carmen, however, is not the truest of characters and a love for her can only end in tragedy.

Francesca Zambello directs this new production which features lavish staging and two impressive casts.

Sung in French with English surtitles.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 08/12/2006

Closing Night: 03/02/2007

Running time: 3h35

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Cast & Creative


Anna Caterina Antonacci/Marina Domashenko, Jonas Kaufmann/Marco Berti, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo/Laurent Naouri, Norah Amsellem/Liping Zhang, Matthew Rose/Roderick Earle, Jacques Imbrailo/Grant Doyle, Elena Xanthoudakis/Ana James, Viktoria Vizin/Liora Grodnikaite, Jean Sébastien Bou/Adrian Clarke, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt/Harry Nicoll


Director - Francesca Zambello

Producer - Royal Opera in a co-production with the Norwegian Opera

Designer - Tanya McCallin

Choreographer - Arthur Pita

Conductor - Antonio Pappano/Philippe Auguin

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable

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