Carmen

Summer nights in Perth set the stage for searing passions in Spain, as Bizet's indisputable masterpiece Carmen takes over the iconic WACA Grounds.

This season is subject to COVID-19 regulations. 

Images by Alana Blowfield.

 

About the event

In a large scale outdoor arena spectacular, Bizet's indisputable masterpiece Carmen is staged with all the trimmings, performed by over 150 singers and musicians. The historic cricket grounds, the scene of many epic conflicts, plays host to the loves, betrayals, celebrations and tragedies of one of opera's greatest stories.

Carmen is a bold, daring, working class woman, living life as a free spirit. She sets her sights on Escamillo, inciting jealousy in her powerful lover Don José. Hatching a plan to end this epic love triangle and gain her freedom, will the fiery Carmen outsmart Don José or will her betrayal lead to shocking consequences?

Australia's finest singers bring to life this memorable story through arias such as the famous Habanera and the Toreador's Song with tremendous local talent from the West Australian Opera Chorus, the WAO Children's Chorus featuring the next generation of rising stars and the full might of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES. DIALOGUE IN ENGLISH.

West Australian Opera presents Carmen in association with Perth Festival. This season is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand {RISE) Fund - an Australian Government initiative. 

Special Event - The Bradman Room

This event is now sold out.

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Trailer

CAST

Composer Georges Bizet
Conductor
Dane Lam
Director Stuart Maunder
Video and Lighting Designer
Sean McKernan
Chorus Master Christopher van Tuinen
Children's Chorus Master
Hugh Lydon
Repetiteur Tommaso Pollio
French Language Coach
Helen Brown
English Dialogue by
Tabatha McFadyen

Carmen Ashlyn Tymms
Don José
Paul O'Neill
Escamillo
José Carbó
Micaëla Prudence Sanders
Frasquita Emma Pettemerides
Mercédès Brigitte Heuser
Moralès Lachlann Lawton
Zuniga Jake Bigwood
El Dancaïro Mark Alderson
El Remendado
Matt Reuben James Ward

WAO Chorus
WAO Children's Chorus
WASO

 

Our handy FAQs can be found HERE.

Our event map can be found HERE.

This production contains the following:

  • Adult themes
  • Strobe lighting
  • Smoke/haze effects
  • Loud sounds
  • Pyrotechnics

It is suitable for ages 12+

To enhance your experience of this special event, indulge in a delicious hamper made in-house at the iconic WACA Ground. 

For more information please click HERE.

If you have selected to receive an e-ticket:

  • You do not need to print your e-ticket.
  • You need to bring a device (such as your mobile phone) to display your e-ticket for scanning.

If you have selected to receive a printed ticket:

  • You need to bring your printed ticket for scanning. 

All tickets will be scanned at entry. 

 

Please contact [email protected]

Western Australian Cricket Association and West Australian Opera have COVID-19 Safety Policies in place to maintain your safety at the event. These efforts include:

  • The completion of a COVID safety plan.
  • Hand sanitiser stations readily available.
  • Ongoing frequent deep cleaning regimes across all areas of the venue.
  • COVID safety trained staff in all areas.
  • Use of the WA Government's SafeWA digital contact register system. For more information please click HERE

For more information on the venue conditions of entry please click HERE.

West Australian Opera is awaiting advice from the State Government as we transition into new COVID-19 conditions.

  • As per WA’s Safe Transition Plan HERE, once the state reaches a 90% double dose vaccination rate, large events (1,000+) will require patrons to present proof of vaccination.
  • Given the timeline advised for reaching this vaccination rate, it is expected that patrons will be required to provide proof of vaccination to attend Carmen

West Australian Opera will continue to adhere to State Government regulations in order to maintain the safety of our audiences, artists and staff.

Please do not attend a live performance if you are unwell. As an interim COVID-19 measure if you are unwell, please contact [email protected] prior to the performance to discuss your options with us. 

Event and ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Language/sub-title available in english

Dates & Times

DURATION 3 hours including one 30 minute interval
25 February, 2022 Friday - 7.30pm
26 February, 2022 Saturday - 7.30pm