World-class opera in a spectacular setting: Opera Australia’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour presents Bizet’s Carmen in all its sizzling passion. Rinat Shaham stars as the sexy and capricious Carmen, taunting the men around her, even as she delights in their adulation.
But after attacking another woman at the cigarette factory with a knife, Carmen has to turn her seductive wiles on her guard, Don José, to escape going to prison. Passion and desire turn to jealousy and rage when Don José discovers he has a rival, the famous toreador Escamillo; at the gates of the bullring, Carmen must choose between her lovers, her liberty and her life.
Carmen Rinat Shaham Don José Dmytro Popov Escamillo Andrew Jones Micaëla Nicole Car Frasquita Ariya Sawadivong Mercédès Tania Ferris Remendado Sam Roberts-Smith Dancairo Luke Gabbedy Moralès Samuel Dundas
Opera Australia Chorus Chorus Master Michael Black
Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra Leader, Associate Concertmaster Huy-Nguyen Bui Conductor Brian Castles-Onion
Director Gale Edwards Set Designer Brian Thomson Costume Designer Julie Lynch Lighting Designer John Rayment Sound Designer Tony David Cray Site Designer Eamon D'Arcy Choreography Kelley Abbey Recording Producer Sam Russell Television Director Cameron Kirkpatrick