Inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s enchanting opera set in the Amazon receives a spellbinding new production by Mary Zimmerman.
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- The Met: Live in HD 2023—2024
Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell brings a vital new production of one of opera’s most enduringly powerful works, reinvigorating the classic story with a staging that moves the action to the modern day and finds at the heart of the drama issues that could not be more relevant today: gendered violence, abusive labor structures, and the desire to break through societal boundaries. Dazzling young mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina leads a powerhouse quartet of stars in the complex and volatile title role, alongside tenor Piotr Beczała as Carmen’s troubled lover Don José, soprano Angel Blue as the loyal Micaëla, and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen as the swaggering Escamillo. Daniele Rustioni conducts Georges Bizet’s heart-pounding score.
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Leadership support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation and The Thompson Family Foundation
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