Opera’s great, independent, sexual woman, the gypsy Carmen. Her friends and enemies from a cigarette factory. Her lovers, high and low. A naive corporal and the good girl from home. A handsome bullfighter. Smugglers. Jealousy, and a fatal struggle. Carmen, the most popular French opera, with some of the most alluring arias ever, has it all.
Sung in French with English surtitles.
Running time is approx. 3hrs 30mins including 2 intervals.
An upright soldier. On duty far from home. The femme fatale from the wrong side of the tracks. Love at first sight. A walk on the wild side. Criminality, a handsome rival, and a breaking point that leads to tragedy in the scorching Spanish sun. The colourful arias and choruses of Bizet’s Carmen tell it all with irresistible, unforgettable musical panache.
“a masterpiece in the full meaning of the word” - Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
“here at last for a change is someone with ideas, thank god!” - Composer Richard Wagner
“Bizet’s music seems to me perfect. It comes forward lightly, gracefully, stylishly. It is lovable, it does not sweat.” - Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
“her agile performance left nothing to be desired. She presented an exceptional theatrical interpretation of Carmen” - Maintal Tagesanzeiger on Paula Murrihy
“simply extraordinary in range, depth, and texture.” - The Arts Review on Celine Byrne
CO-PRODUCTION WITH OPERA PHILADELPHIA AND SEATTLE OPERA
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BORD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE AND RTÉ CONCERT ORCHESTRA
Cast & Creatives
|Don José||Dinyar Vania|
|Set & Costume Designer||Gary McCann|
|Lighting Designer||Paul Hackenmueller|
|Irish National Opera Chorus|
|RTÉ Concert Orchestra|