The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen
Run Time: 220 Minutes
From October, mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises the title role in Carmen after triumphing in her debut performance in the role in 2017. The four-act opera, composed by Georges Bizet with a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, is set in the south of Spain and tells the story of bullfighter Don José and his ultimately fatal seduction by the fiery Carmen. Conducted alternately by Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée, this production features tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as Don José and was directed by Sir Richard Eyre. Although scandalous when it premiered in 1875, the passion and drama of Carmen makes it a firm audience favourite to this day.