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From October, mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises the title role in Carmen after triumphing in her debut performance in the role in 2018. The four-act opera, composed by Georges Bizet with a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, is set in the south of Spain and tells the story of bullfighter Don José and his ultimately fatal seduction by the fiery Carmen. Conducted alternately by Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée, this production features tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as Don José and was directed by Sir Richard Eyre. Although scandalous when it premiered in 1875, the passion and drama of Carmen makes it a firm audience favourite to this day. – Guide to Most Popular & Upcoming shows in New York.

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Carmen Bizet 2018-2019

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

Production a gift of Mrs. Paul Desmarais Sr.

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. [1]

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