Carmen

Bizet

Wednesday
Feb 23, 2022 7:30pm

Friday
Feb 25, 2022 7:30pm

Sunday
Feb 27, 2022 2:30pm

Tuesday
Mar 01, 2022 7:30pm

Venue Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton

Duration 3hrs 5mins

Bewitching, willful, 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.


A costume sketch of a knee length flowing red dress with a V shaped neckline. Costume Sketch of a blue dress with puffy over the shoulder sleeves, a light blue top that is tied with a ribbon at the waist, and flows dowen to ankle length in a darker shad navy blue.
Sylvain Genois’ preliminary drawing for Carmen and Micaela’s costumes.


Behind the Scenes

Take a look behind the scenes at Opera Canada’s feature, Constructing Carmen at Pacific Opera Victoria and in the Opera Shop Tour below!

 

Season
2021 | 2022

Sung In
French with English Surtitles

Tickets
Subscriptions on Sale Now | Single Tickets On Sale Jan 4

Venue
Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton

Artists

Creative Team

Conductor
Timothy Vernon

Stage Director
Brenna Corner

Set Designer
Olivier Landreville

Costume Designer
Sylvain Genois

Choreographer
Jacques Lemay

Chorus Master
Giuseppe Pietraroia

Choir Director
Madeleine Humer

Lighting Designer
Harry Frehner

Lighting Designer
Michael Walton

Cast

Carmen
Aude Extremo

Don José
Adam Luther

Escamillo
Erik van Heyningen

Micaëla
Lauren Margison

Remondado
Jacques Arsenault

Frasquita
Andrea Nunez

Mercédès
Marjorie Maltais

Moralès
Dion Mazerolle

Lillas Pastia
Jacques Lemay

Children's Chorus
Victoria Children’s Choir

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