Lensic Presents & Santa Fe Opera
The Met: Live in HD | Carmen
On January 27, acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell brings a vital new production of one of opera’s most enduringly powerful works, reinvigorating the classic story with a staging that moves the action to the modern day and finds at the heart of the drama issues that could not be more relevant today: gendered violence, abusive labor structures, and the desire to break through societal boundaries. Dazzling young mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina leads a powerhouse quartet of stars in the complex and volatile title role, alongside tenor Piotr Beczała as Carmen’s troubled lover Don José, soprano Angel Blue as the loyal Micaëla, and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen as the swaggering Escamillo. Daniele Rustioni conducts Bizet’s heart-pounding score.
New production. Estimated runtime: 3 hours 45 minutes.
The Met Season at the Lensic is sponsored by the Edward Hastings and Gino Barcone Trust and an anonymous donor.
Tickets $25–$28, $15 for students
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