Carmen opera The Met
Carmen at The Met

The Met production of Carmen, Bizet’s much-loved opera, stars mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine as the strong-willed seductress, and tenor Roberto Alagna as her lover Don José, with Louis Langrée conducting.

2019 season of The Met Live in HD

It screens on Saturday 9 March 2019 at Cinema Nouveau theatres across South Africa. The performance is hosted by soprano Ailyn Pérez and directed for cinema by Gary Halvorson, as part of the 2019 season of The Met: Live in HD.

Georges Bizet’s Carmen premiered only a few months before the composer’s untimely death in 1875. Considered scandalous at its debut, it has become one of the world’s most enduringly popular operas, containing two of the most instantly recognisable arias – Habanera and the Toreador Song.

Set in and around Seville, it tells the story of the beguiling gypsy whose lover kills her in a jealous rage after she rejects him for a toreador. Sir Richard Eyre’s production has been a Met favourite since it premiered a decade ago; this year’s production has once again won rave reviews.

Carmen rave reviews

“The Met’s Carmen is a gripping and brilliant production” – New York Times
“…remarkable for its theatrical clear-sightedness” – Wall Street Journal
“…this Carmen is a white-knuckled, edge of your seat, nail-biting ride” – Time Out New York

Carmen will show at Cinema Nouveau and selected Ster-Kinekor sites on Saturday 9 March, including Rosebank Nouveau, Gateway Commercial, Brooklyn Nouveau and V&A Waterfront Nouveau. At Somerset and Blue Route Mall in Cape Town, Bedford Square in Johannesburg and Garden Route Mall in George.

What: The Met Carmen Cinema Nouveau 2019 season of The Met Live in HD
Run time: 3h41m
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