Running Time: 210 min.
Release Date: August 18, 2010 (limited)
Cast: Elina Garanca, Roberto Alagna, Barbara Frittoli, Mariusz Kwiecien
One of the most popular operas of all time, Carmen "is about sex, violence, and racismand its corollary: freedom," says Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre about his new production of Bizet's drama. "It is one of the inalienably great works of art. It's sexy, in every sense. And I think it should be shocking." Elina Garanca sings the seductive gypsy of the title for the first time at the Met, opposite Roberto Alagna as the obsessed Don José.
Studio: The Metropolitan Opera
Producer(s): Richard Eyre
Screenplay: Georges Bizet