GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Carmen

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Carmen

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 1:00pm

Jennifer Johnson Cano as Mercédès, Anita Rachvelishvili as Carmen and Kiri Deonarine as Fraquita in Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama.

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another. GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Carmen airs Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 1 p.m. on WXXI-TV.



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