The Met Opera presents Carmen

Sat, 01/16/2010 - 1:00pm

Elīna Garanča stars as the seductive gypsy in award-winning director Richard Eyre's new production of Carmen.

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." Elīna Garanča sings the seductive gypsy of the title for the first time at the Met, opposite Roberto Alagna as the obsessed Don José.

The Met Opera presents Carmen airs Saturday, January 16 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD91.5-1. It's also being simulcast as part of The Met: Live in HD, and can be seen at Tinseltown IMAX Theatre 17 and Regal Eastview. For more information, call the theatre directly.

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When does "Carmen" air on Great Performances on TV?

Carmen on WXXI-TV

Great Performances at the Met will air May 16th - Noon to 3pm. (This will bump Sewing with Nancy from the schedule for the week.)