Booking Confirmation by email
Ticket pick-up at the evening box office
Run time: 3hrs 15min, 2 intermissions
Sung in FRENCH
Subtitles in English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
Mezzo-soprano Michèle Losier leads the cast as the iconic gypsy of the title—a woman desired by every man but determined to remain true to herself. Dmytro Popov is Don José, the soldier who falls under her spell and sacrifices everything for her love, only to be cast aside when the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo (Sergey Kaydalov) piques Carmen’s interest. Maestro Andrés Orozco-Estrada is on the podium to conduct the opera’s classic score, which features one instantly recognizable melody after another.
After booking online, you will receive two emails: a Booking Request email will arrive immediately and a second, separate email with your Booking Confirmation will arrive within 48 hours.
We recommend arriving at least 30 min prior to curtain time. Please bring your printed Booking Confirmation to the Evening Box Office in the foyer of the Opera House. The evening box office opens one hour before curtain.
Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna View in Google Maps
Underground: U1, U2, U4 – Stop at KARLSPLATZ
Trams: 1, 2, D, 62, 71 – Stop at OPERNRING
After the performance taxis will drive up to the main entrance.
Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada
Carmen Michèle Losier
Don José Dmytro Popov
Escamillo,Toreador Erwin Schrott
Micaëla Vera-Lotte Boecker
Frasquita Ileana Tonca
Mercédès Szilvia Vörös
Zuniga Peter Kellner
Moralès, Sergeant Martin Häßler
Remendado Carlos Osuna
Dancaïre Clemens Unterreiner
Georges Bizet (1838–1875) is best remembered for his masterpiece and final work Carmen, one of the most popular operas in today’s repertory. Born in Paris to a musical family, Bizet showed exceptional early talent and was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire before he was 10. He was a brilliant student and quickly won a succession of prizes, culminating in the Prix de Rome in 1857. During his brief career, Bizet composed about thirty operas, many of which remained unfinished.
The libretto for Carmen is by Henri Meilhac (1831–1897) and Ludovic Halévy (1834–1908) and is based on a novella by Prosper Mérimée (1803–1870), a French dramatist, historian, and archaeologist.