2017 Met Opera Summer Encores: Carmen
Wed, July 19 1:30 & 6:30pm
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One of the most popular operas of all time, Carmen "is about sex, violence, and racism-and 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 Jose.