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MET Live in HD: CARMEN
Sunday, February 17, 2pm | Performing Arts Center SLO
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Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenor Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.
World premiere: Opéra Comique, Paris, 1875. Bizet’s masterpiece of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. The opera’s melodic sweep is as irresistible as the title character herself, a force of nature who has become a defining female cultural figure. Carmen was a scandal at its premiere but soon after became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world.
Sung in French with English, German, Spanish, and Italian subtitles.
ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 3 HRS 45 MINS, 1 intermission - READ SYNOPSIS
Sponsored by Jan Simek and Judy Lang