Experience the thrilling Spanish colour and rhythms of Bizet’s Carmen as Opera Australia splashes onto the Riverside Theatres stage for one show only on Thursday 17 June at Riverside Theatre.

In Bizet’s famous opera, Carmen sings her sensual Habanera and lures Don José into her world. He gives up everything to follow her. But Carmen’s wandering eye has already found a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo. Don José’s jealousy is fierce and Escamillo’s passion is strong. In a gripping finale, Carmen must face her fate.

Directed by Matthew Barckay (Turandot,Tosca) The rhythms of Bizet’s vibrant score with are showcased by Opera Australia’s singers, live chamber orchestra and a chorus of children from the Parramatta Public School Choir. This
new production includes gorgeous sets and vintage-inspired costumes and features the classics such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song just as Bizet meant them — loud, live and completely unamplified.

2021 sees Opera Australia celebrate the 25th-Anniversary tour of Carmen; marking a quarter century of touring one of the most famous, and timeless Operas of all time across Australia, offering a great opportunity to introduce
the Opera to new fans.

Riverside Theatres is a registered COVID Safe venue, please check the website for up to date COVID Safe practices, ticket information, and refund policies.

What: Carmen
When: 7.30pm, Thursday 17 June 2 hours and 35 minutes with a 20-minute interval
Where: Riverside Theatres – Corner of Church and Market St, Parramatta
Tickets: Adults $71, Concession $68, 30 & Under $57, 18 & Under $50. Discounts available for Riverside Theatres’
Members. Transaction fee $4.60.

Bookings via, phone at (02) 8839 3399, or Box Office from one hour prior to performance.

Riverside Parramatta are also playing host to Opera Australia’s production of Carmen. Read the full article here.

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