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Rosa Ponselle is one of the Met’s legendary singers whose mere name conjures greatness. This rare example of Ponselle, live on the Met stage in an actual performance, shows why. Her dark, velvety voice is perfectly suited to the character of Carmen: lightly flirtatious one moment, smoldering with passion the next. This is a shattering portrayal of one of the most gripping roles in opera. Once heard, you’ll never experience Carmen the same way again.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Jan 9, 1937


Georges Bizet


Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy

Run Time

2 HRS 33 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus