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Carmen — The Met @ the Clark

January 27 @ 12:55 pm - 4:55 pm

Mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina sings Carmen as the met sets the classic in the present day among human traffickers. Press photo courtesy of the Clark Art Institute
Metropolitan Opera

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.

Mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina leads a powerhouse quartet of stars in the 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 Bizet’s heart-pounding score.

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Date:
January 27
Time:
12:55 pm - 4:55 pm
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Event Location

Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
Williamstown, MA
413 458 2303

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