Opera Australia’s Carmen
August 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
NECOM is proud to present Opera Australia’s newest touring production of Bizet’s much-loved masterpiece for a once-only performance in Armidale on Thursday 13 August. Sung in English, this new production, directed by John Bell, is designed to entertain people of all ages and features a chamber orchestra and a stunning set, costumes, and lighting.
In the colourful streets of a colonial city, Carmen is a red hot spark.
She sings her siren song, and suddenly, Don José’s world is alight with a volatile fire.
This vibrant production of Bizet’s opera features glamorous girls and bullfighting boys in eye-popping colours. There are smugglers in suits, parades and punches, lust and loathing aplenty.
Irresistible Spanish tunes include the famous Toreador Song and flirty Habanera. Underneath those infectious rhythms, the dark undercurrent of fate pulses. Carmen knows she’s dancing with death.
John Bell’s production is a bold look at the intense relationships at the heart of this opera. It hones in on the wild love that promises freedom, while binding the lovers in an unbreakable web of fate.
The ultimate femme fatale is here to stamp her feet, toss her hair and dance. Will she love Don José? Maybe. Will you fall for her sultry Habanera? Definitely.
One of Australia’s greatest theatrical minds, John Bell, directs this English-language production, complete with beautiful costumes and sets.
Hear Opera Australia’s wonderful singers perform with a chamber orchestra, along with a children’s chorus, drawn from local communities