Met Opera: Carmen

Met Encore: recorded from the live performance the evening before, including all the extras

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Don’t miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre’s dynamic production of Bizet's classic.  Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress and Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don José.

Love is a wild bird… Steadfast Don José (Roberto Alagna) breaks the law, goes to prison, deserts the army and loses everything to be with Carmen (Clémentine Margaine), but the capricious gypsy soon tires of him and takes up instead with the bullfighter Escamillo (Alexander Vinogradov).  Although she has ruined his life Don José adores her still, with a fierceness that can only lead to catastrophe. Bizet died within months of this opera premiering, never knowing that the Toreador Song* would prove to be one of the most instantly recognisable songs in all the opera cannon.

* This clip is from a 2002 production at Glyndebourne.


Film Information

240 mins

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