Opera in Cinema: Royal Opera House's "Carmen" (2013)

Opening Date:

January 6, 2013


Anna Caterina Antonacci, Jonas Kaufmann, Norah Amsellem, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo


Francesca Zambello, Antonio Pappano


Program, Musical

Run Time:

2 hr. 30 min.

MPAA Rating:



Anna Caterina Antonacci is "mesmerizing" and Jonas Kaufmann is "the finest Jose to be heard for ages," in Carmen. (Tim Ashley, The Guardian) This Royal Opera production by director Francesca Zambello is a darkly passionate and sumptuously exotic reading of one of the world's favorite operas. Under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano, Bizet's irresistible score drives the tragedy forward, in this powerful landmark staging of a musical masterpiece.