Met Opera: Carmen 2019

CTC 221 mins

About the film

Release Date: May 2, 2019
Actors: Roberto Alagna, Yonghoon Lee, Clémentine Margaine
Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

Don José loses everything to be with the capricious Carmen, with a fierceness that can only lead to catastrophe. Clémentine Margaine stars as opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite superstar Roberto Alagna (who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010) as the passionate solider held in the throes of Carmen’s cruel magnetism

Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s thrilling production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire and one of the most popular operas of all time.

“Gripping… powerful.” — New York Times
“Smoky sound and magnetic allure” – New York Classical Review
“Sublime… In the title role, Clémentine Margaine was a seductive firebrand.” – OperaWire
“Elegant, fascinating.” – Observer

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