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Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Presents

The Met Opera: CARMEN

Senior $22

NOTE this screening of Carmen is rescheduled from March 12 to June 11 at a discounted rate due to the technical issue experienced in March. We thank all our Met Opera patrons for their patience and understanding and would like to offer this screening at a discounted rate.

Spend your Tuesday mornings enjoying award-winning performances from the Metropolitan Opera, broadcast in HD from New York City.

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 Beczała 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.

The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre welcomes you back to live performance. We are following current public health authority guidelines to keep our patrons as safe as possible.

Stay home if you are ill. Continue to respect personal space of two metres where possible. Wash hands and/or use hand-sanitizing stations.

All tickets are final sale. No refunds or exchanges. Please note that online ticket orders include a non-refundable service fee. Cancelled orders are subject to an additional service fee that is non-refundable.