Met Opera - Carmen

Dainele Rustioni conducts Bizet's heart-pounding score!

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Enjoy this reinvigorated version of one of opera's most powerful works.

Richard Eyre’s stunning production returns with two of its great leading ladies, Elina Garanca and Anita Rachvelishvili, who share the title role of the ill-fated temptress.

Our guide to Met Opera - Carmen

The Met begins the New Year with a vital new production of one of opera’s most enduringly powerful works. Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell makes her Met debut, 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 Beczala 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.

Later in the season, another cast of world-class singers takes over, with mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprising her captivating portrayal of the title role, tenor Michael Fabiano as Don José, soprano Ailyn Pérez as Micaëla, bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green as Escamillo, and Diego Matheuz making his company debut on the podium.

Show info:

Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House 30 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023

Audience: Recommended for Adults and Teens

Duration: Approximately 3 hours and 25 minutes including one 40 minute intermission


Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Met Opera - Carmen

  • All Met Opera Tickets are guaranteed in the section of the theatre selected when booking, with seats allocated by the box office at the time of booking on a best available seat basis
  • Seats are allocated by the box office on a best available seat basis.
  • All Met Opera bookings will be seated together.
  • You will receive an instant information voucher confirming your reservation, the performance time, the theatre location, plus all other important details relating to your tickets.
  • Digital tickets will be emailed directly closer to the performance date. Simply present your digital  ticket(s) on your smartphone for admission to the show (or print a copy of your tickets if not in possession of a smartphone).
  • Tickets cannot be amended or cancelled within 14 days prior to the performance date.*



Frequently Asked Questions for Met Opera - Carmen

General Information

  • What is Carmen at the Met Opera all about?

    Dive into the captivating world of Carmen as we explore the storyline, characters, and the unique interpretation presented at the Metropolitan Opera.

  • Are children allowed?

    Yes; however, all attendees must be ticketed for the performance. If you choose to bring a child and he/she creates a disturbance or interferes with anyone's enjoyment of the performance, you and the child will kindly be asked to watch the remainder of the performance in List Hall.


  • How do I get to the Met?

    The Met is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, between West 62nd and 65th Streets and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.

Clothing & Accessories

  • What is the dress code?

    While there is no dress code at the Met, we recommend comfortable clothing appropriate for a professional setting. Attendees tend to dress more formally for Galas or openings of new productions, but this is optional.


  • May I take photos or record anything?

    While patrons are permitted to take photos prior to a performance or during an intermission, the photographing or sound recording of any performance without the written permission of The Metropolitan Opera is prohibited as is the use of mobile phones and any other electronic devices during the performance.