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Great Performances at the Met: Carmen

Friday, June 14 @ 9pm 
Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell makes her Met debut with this classic story reset in the modern day. Told through today’s issues like gender violence, abusive labor structures, and the desire to break through societal boundaries, mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina leads the cast in the title role alongside tenor Piotr Beczała as Carmen’s troubled lover, Don José. Daniele Rustioni conducts Bizet’s score and Matthew Polenzani hosts.