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Glasshouse Port Macquarie presents

Bizet's Carmen - Opera Australia

Exclusive 2020 Members' only buying period from Thursday 30 January - 13 February 2020.

Glasshouse Port Macquarie and Rydges Port Macquarie presents Bizet's CARMEN.

Join us for Opera Australia’s 25th Anniversary Tour for Bizet’s Carmen!

Carmen is everything opera should be... high drama, passionate characters, a love story - with some of the greatest opera tunes of all time.

Caught between her desire for love and a longing for freedom, Carmen faces an impossible choice. Carmen is enigmatic and elusive: a femme fatale you can’t forget. She captivates Don José with her sensual Habanera and he abandons everything to possess her.

But Carmen won’t be owned and finds herself a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo. Don José’s jealousy is untameable, Escamillo’s appeal is strong, and in a gripping finale, Carmen is destined to fight for her life.

Australia’s finest opera singers will assemble with a live chamber orchestra and a local children’s chorus in an memorable evening of exquisite music.

Conductor: Luke Spicer

Director: Matthew Barclay

Set & Costume Designer: Anna Cordingley

Lighting Designer: Paul Jackson

Orchestration: Robert Andrew Greene


Saturday 15 August, 11:30am in the Glasshouse Studio

Join Opera Australia performers and instrumentalists in an intimate hour long pre-performance Q & A style talk.

Have the opportunity to learn more about the productions, musical motifs and narrative themes, and talk to the cast about life as an international touring artist and enjoy enhanced creative insight into the production.

Warning: haze and theatrical smoke.

This performance is sung in French with English surtitles.

Minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Bookface Offer - present your ticket at Bookface to receive a 10% discount on associated books.