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Carmen (VIC)

  • Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre Cnr Bell Street & St Georges Rd Preston Australia (map)
... the young dancers were sensational and gave terrific performances. Carmen was... proud, haughty and aloof in a fine performance with some dazzling dancing. Don Jose was passionately performed by Brendan Bradshaw in a splendid dramatic performance. Micaela was sensationally danced by Yuiko Masukawa... This was a most interesting version excellently danced...
— Lynne Lancaster, Dance Informa 2015

"Love is a rebellious bird
that nobody can tame..."

 Melbourne City Ballet’s Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo reimagines “Carmen” to Bizet’s famous score to bring to life an evocative opera ballet paying homage to the well known spanish inspired tragedy. ”Carmen" tells the story of a city policeman Don Jose whose mother calls him to return home to marry childhood sweetheart Micaela but a chance encounter with the enchanting gypsy girl Carmen, leads them both into a relationship of both passion and destruction.

Pappalardo’s “Carmen” is designed to be a loud and bold affair, pulling the audience in from the first overture.

Choreographer: Michael Pappalardo

Music: Bizet


Venue: Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre

Date: 11am Thursday 20th April 2017

Earlier Event: March 30
Studio Sessions 1
Later Event: May 4