Bewitching, wilful, earthy, Carmen is a woman who dictates her own terms, whatever the cost.
Instantly recognizable and utterly unforgettable, Carmen brims with audacious harmonies and irresistible melodies that have earned their place in popular culture.
As for the character of Carmen herself, there is no one quite like her. Wilful, charismatic, fiercely independent, she defies the razor-thin line between love and hatred, desire and death.
When Carmen fixes on Don José as her next (but certainly not her last) lover, the naïve young soldier cannot deal with his own jealousy and possessiveness. With its beguiling heroine and music that is familiar the world over, it is no wonder that Carmen is one of the most popular operas of all time.
2019 | 2020
French with English Surtitles
Tickets from $29 | Subscriptions from $72
Estimated Run Time: 3hrs 5mins
Pre-performance talk: 1 hour before each performance
Acts I & II 1hr 40mins
Intermission 20 mins
Acts III & IV 1hr 5mins
Erik van Heyningen
Pacific Opera Chorus
The Victoria Symphony
Victoria Children’s Choir