Production Team

Production: Richard Eyre
Set & Costume Designer: Rob Howell
Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon

Please be advised that the following information refers to a production from the Met's 2009-2010 season. Explore our Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season in New York City to view the current repertory.


Approximate running time 3 hrs. 6 min.

"Carmen is about sex, violence, and racism‹and its corollary: freedom,” says Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre. “It is one of the inalienably great works of art. It’s sexy, in every sense. And I think it should be shocking.” Kate Aldrich sings the iconic title role, opposite Jonas Kaufmann as the obsessed Don José. Maija Kovalevska sings Micaëla and Mariusz Kwiecien is Escamillo.


Performance Dates/Tickets and Info

All performances for this production have passed, and tickets are no longer available.