Georges Bizet's 'Carmen' with San Francisco Opera

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Irene Roberts in the title character in Bizet’s “Carmen.”

Tune in at 1 pm on Saturday as the San Francisco Opera performs Carmen by Georges Bizet. Carlo Montanaro is conducting.

The ultimate femme fatale returns in a provocative staging by acclaimed director Calixto Bieito. His raw take on Carmen heightens the intense emotions pulsing through this tale of love, lust and murder. The result is a powerful account of a free-spirited woman and her obsessive lover. Be swept into Carmen’s deadly seduction as never before.


Carmen - Irene Roberts
Don José - Brian Jagde
Micaëla - Ellie Dehn
Escamillo - Zachary Nelson

ENSEMBLE: San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Carlo Montanaro