Saturday, September 28
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An opera in four acts by Georges Bizet, with libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, Carmen is one of the world’s most popular operas. It had its world premiere at Paris’s Opéra Comique in March, 1875. Recorded live at the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.

Carmen, a gypsy cigarette girl, fights with another girl working in her factory. She is placed in the custody of Don José, an incorruptible corporal in the Spanish Civil Guard. Don José is smitten by her, and though Carmen seduces him, her heart belongs to the dashing toreador Escamillo. Obsessed, Don José follows Carmen to the bullring in Seville…with tragic consequences.

Conductor: Brian Castles-Onion
Director: Gale Edwards
Costume Designer: Julie Lynch
Set Designer: Brian Thomson
Lighting Designer: John Rayment
Choreographer: Kelley Abbey


Carmen: Rinat Shaham
Don José: Dmytro Popov
Escamillo: Andrew Jones
Micaëla: Nicole Car
Frasquita: Ariya Sawadivong
Mercédes: Tania Ferris
Remendado: Sam Roberts-Smith
Dancairo: Luke Gabbedy
Zuniga: Adrian Tamburini
Moralès: Samuel Dundas

Recorded live at the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.