Bizet’s glorious opera is brought to life like never before in this second Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.
In Spain it is hot and humid in the city of Seville. Carmen, sexy and capricious, taunts the men around her enjoying their adulation, bur after attacking another woman with a knife she has to use her seductive skills on her guard, Don Jose, to escape going to prison. Passion between Don Jose, Carmen and Escamillo, a celebrated toreador leads to jealousy, violence and death.
Rinat Shaham with her sublime singing dominates the bull-fighting arena as Carmen, while Dmytro Popov portrays Don Jose, his rich tenor rolling out across the harbour. Andrew Jones gives a strong dramatic presence as Escamillo and Nicole Car, one of Australia’s best young operatic voices, is the sweet Micaela.
A superb orchestra and conductor, a gritty set design, sumptuous costumes, and stunning choreography – Perfect