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Carmen

Carmen is enticing, irresistible, and devastatingly fatal. Men can’t resist her, but she refuses to be tied down. In Bizet’s ever-popular opera, this leads to broken hearts, jealousy—and death. The composer expresses every nuance of the riveting title character in her music, and seldom has it been as superbly sung as the great Marilyn Horne does here. She is earthy, erotic, dangerous, and unforgettable. James McCracken is an explosive Don José, the poor soldier who gives up everything for Carmen, only to lose her in the end and seal his own fate.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Jan 12, 1974
Composer
Georges Bizet
Librettist
Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
Run Time
2 HRS 40 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
Henry Lewis
Micaela
Lucine Amara
Carmen
Marilyn Horne
Don José
James McCracken
Escamillo
John Reardon
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