Bizet's Carmen

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Saturday at 1 pm, tenor Yonghoon Lee fills in for an ill Jonas Kaufmann for this live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's Carmen.

Kaufmann, who was originally scheduled to sing Don José, had to cancel this past Wednesday's performance, as well as now Saturday's. "He is still ill with the flu and unable to travel to New York," the Met said in a statement.

The cast for this matinee also includes Elina Garanca in the title role, Ailyn Pérez as Micaëla and Gábor Bretz as Escamillo. In 2010, Garanca made her Met role debut as the gypsy femme fatale as part of Richard Eyre's much-heralded production, which has been revived for this run of performances.


Conductor: Louis Langrée
Micaëla: Ailyn Pérez
Carmen: Elina Garanca
Don José: Jonas Kaufmann
Escamillo: Gábor Bretz