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Presented by Darwin Entertainment Centre in association with Darwin Festival

Bizet’s famous Carmen has everything you want from an opera – high drama, passionate characters, a love story and great melodies. Even if you don’t know the story, you’ll definitely recognise the tunes.

Carmen is the femme fatale you can’t forget. She sings her sensual ‘Habanera’ and lures Don José into her world. He gives up everything to follow her. But Carmen has already found a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo. Don José’s jealousy is fierce. Escamillo’s passion is strong. In a gripping finale, Carmen must face her fate.

Experience the thrilling Spanish colour and rhythms of Bizet’s vibrant score with Opera Australia’s singers, a live chamber orchestra and a children’s chorus drawn from the Darwin community. This new production includes gorgeous sets and vintage-inspired costumes. Hear classics such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song just as Bizet meant them — loud, live and completely unamplified. Just try and resist humming along!

  • Director Matthew Barclay
  • Conductor Luke Spicer
  • Set & Costume Designer Anna Cordingley
  • Lighting Design Paul Jackson
  • Photo Georges Antoni

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