Opera Australia Carmen

Carmen by Opera Australia is coming back to Sydney

The red of her dress; the sauciness of her walk; the sexuality of her song; Carmen is coming back to Sydney and she’s about to set the stage on fire.

If last year’s production of John Bell’s Carmen by Opera Australia wasn’t enough to kick start your everything, then maybe this year will do it.

MORE: See what the whole Carmen performance is about here

After a sell-out season in 2016 and a fiery, outdoor spectacle that was the Handa Opera Australia Opera on the Harbour last year, the production will leave you as spellbound as ever.

Set against crumbling colonial architecture, this vivid production will bring obsessions and love to the stage through irresistible tunes, traditional Spanish dance and a touch of contemporary breakdancing.

SEE MORE: What the Handa Opera on the Harbour is like

Bringing in a new voice this season, the Israeli born mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham reprises the role of Carmen, a character she has been internationally recognised as one of today’s finest interpreters of the seductive femme fatale.

She’ll ooze appeal all over the stage as she teases the boys, bewares the women and sets your taste alight with her impeccably renowned and ever-spicy Habanera. Have a listen to the famous piece below…

With a combination of Havana-inspired sets by Michael Scott-Mitchell, energetic choreography by Kelley Abbey and punchy costumes by Teresa Negroponte, Carmen is set to spice up the Sydney Opera House and transport audiences to 1950s Cuba in the production, starting 10 March  – 23 February.

See more and get your tickets from Opera Australia.

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