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Metropolitan Opera House
31 Dec 2023 - 22 May 2024
3 hr 25 min with interval
Suitable for 12+
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Why Watch Carmen?

  • Watch the classic Carmen opera, first performed by Opéra-Comique in Paris in 1875. Set in the modern day, it tackles pressing issues such as gender violence and labor exploitation.
  • Witness the brilliance of English director Carrie Cracknell as she successfully revitalizes this classic opera in her Met debut.
  • Be captivated as Aigul Akhmetshina and Clémentine Margaine bring to life the complex and volatile Carmen while Piotr Beczała and Michael Fabiano portray the troubled Don José. !

About Show

Show Details

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The Met begins the New Year with a production that breathes fresh life into Carmen, one of the most iconic operas of all time. Carrie Cracknell, the acclaimed English director, makes her Met debut and successfully transports the story to the contemporary era, exploring present-day issues such as gendered violence and labor abuses. This production of Carmen boasts a stellar cast with Aigul Akhmetshina, Piotr Beczała, Angel Blue, and Kyle Ketelsen. Later in the season, Clémentine Margaine, Michael Fabiano, Ailyn Pérez, and Ryan Speedo Green take over the reins. Book tickets to the Carmen opera in New York today!

The Story

Carmen is a tale of love, passion, and defiance. Set in modern times, it delves into the life of Carmen, a spirited woman who desires to break societal boundaries. She is pursued by Don José, a man torn between his duty and his passion for Carmen. Don't miss watching the Carmen opera in New York's Metropolitan Opera House. Tickets are available now!

Show Timings

  • Mon, Tue, Fri, Thu: 7 PM, 7:30 PM
  • Sat: 12:30 PM, 1 PM, 8 PM
  • Sun: 6:30 PM
  • Show timings for Carmen may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Aigul Akhmetshina as Carmen, Piotr Beczała as Don José, Angel Blue as Micaëla, Kyle Ketelsen as Escamillo, Clémentine Margaine, Michael Fabiano, Ailyn Pérez, and Ryan Speedo Green
  • Director: Carrie Cracknell
  • Conductors: Daniele Rustioni, Diego Matheuz
  • Composer: Anthony Davis
  • Librettist: Thulani Davis

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • The show is suitable for guests aged 12 and above.
  • Please keep in mind that Broadway theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Carmen opera voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Metropolitan Opera House

The Metropolitan Opera House, commonly known as the Met, is one of the most prestigious and iconic opera houses in the world. Located at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, the Met has a rich history and is renowned for its outstanding productions, world-class performers, and architectural grandeur. The Met's architecture is a striking example of mid-20th-century modern design. The exterior features a distinctive facade with a series of arches. Its rich history, architectural splendor, and commitment to artistic innovation make it a cultural gem and a must-visit destination for anyone passionate about opera and classical music!

Seating Capacity: 3800

Metropolitan Opera House Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Subway: Take the No. 1 train to 66th Street Lincoln Center station

Bus: Buses M5, M7, M10, M11, M20, M66, M104 and BxM2 stop at the Metropolitan Opera House

Available Facilities: Bar, Restaurant, Water Fountain, Toilets

Accessibility: Accessible Restrooms, Wheelchair Spaces, Visual and Hearing Assistance, Breathing Devices

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at The Metropolitan Opera House.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most Broadway theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Carmen Tickets

How much do tickets to Carmen cost?

The cost of Carmen tickets starts from $37 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for Carmen?

Carmen opens on 31st December 2023 at The Metropolitan Opera.

What age is Carmen appropriate for?

Carmen does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children aged 12 and above.

Where is Carmen playing in New York?

Carmen is playing at The Metropolitan Opera in New York and opens on 31st December 2023.

How long does Carmen run for?

The running time of Carmen is 3 hours and 25 minutes with interval.

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