Presented by: New Zealand Opera

Bizet’s Carmen

July 13–22, 2017

ITR Auditorium

An enduringly popular opera, Carmen is a parade of hit tunes set in an exotic locale with a fearless heroine. Vital and dangerous, Carmen will be free at any cost, setting the path to the opera’s gripping conclusion.

This production by Lindy Hume – well known here for her brilliantly theatrical productions of Lucia di Lammermoor, Rigoletto and La cenerentola – is sexy and sensual with all the things you would expect from Bizet’s ravishing opera.

oin the NZO team for a Pre-Show Talk about the history of the opera and enjoy some stories from behind the scenes.


15, 20 & 22 July at 6.30pm

18 July at 5.30pm

VENUE: Grand Circle Foyer, Isaac Theatre Royal

FREE EVENT. No registration is required but we suggest you arrive early to be guaranteed a seat.

Creative Team
Francesco Pasqualetti (Wellington & Auckland)
Oliver von Dohnányi (Christchurch) - Conductor
Lindy Hume - Director
Jacqueline Coats - Assistant Director
Dan Potra - Production Designer
Matt Marshall - Lighting Designer

Nino Surguladze - Carmen
Tom Randle - Don José
James Clayton - Escamillo
Emma Pearson - Micaëla
Wade Kernot - Zuniga
James Harrison - Moralès / Le Dancaïre
Amelia Berry - Frasquita
Kristin Darragh - Mercédès
James Benjamin Rodgers - Le Remendado

Carmen – Wellington/Auckland/Christchurch – June/July 2017

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Running Times:
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.

Box Office: 1.5 Hours prior to performance
Outer Doors: 1 Hour prior to performance
Auditorium Doors: 30 Minutes prior to performance
Lock Out: Yes (until a suitable break)
Interval: Yes

Tickets from $45

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