Summer nights in Perth set the stage for searing passions in Spain, as Bizet's indisputable masterpiece Carmen takes over the iconic WACA Ground.
This season is subject to COVID-19 regulations.
Images by Alana Blowfield.
About the event
In a large scale outdoor arena spectacular, Bizet's indisputable masterpiece Carmen is staged with all the trimmings, performed by over 150 singers and musicians. The historic cricket ground, the scene of many epic conflicts, plays host to the loves, betrayals, celebrations and tragedies of one of opera's greatest stories.
Carmen is a bold, daring, working class woman, living life as a free spirit. She sets her sights on Escamillo, inciting jealousy in her powerful lover Don José. Hatching a plan to end this epic love triangle and gain her freedom, will the fiery Carmen outsmart Don José or will her betrayal lead to shocking consequences?
Australia's finest singers bring this memorable story to life through arias such as the famous Habanera and the Toreador's Song with tremendous local talent from the West Australian Opera Chorus, the WAO Children's Chorus featuring the next generation of rising stars and the full might of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES. DIALOGUE IN ENGLISH.
West Australian Opera presents Carmen in association with Perth Festival. This season is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund - an Australian Government initiative.
Tickets go on sale at 2pm on Monday 15 August.
Composer Georges Bizet
Carmen Ashlyn Tymms
This production contains the following:
- Adult themes
- Strobe lighting
- Smoke/haze effects
- Loud sounds
It is suitable for ages 12+
To enhance your experience of this special event, indulge in a delicious hamper made in-house at the iconic WACA Ground.
If you have selected to receive an e-ticket:
- You do not need to print your e-ticket.
- You need to bring a device (such as your mobile phone) to display your e-ticket for scanning.
If you have selected to receive a printed ticket:
- You need to bring your printed ticket for scanning.
All tickets will be scanned at entry.
Western Australian Cricket Association and West Australian Opera have COVID-19 Safety Policies in place to maintain your safety at the event. These efforts include:
- Trained Front of House staff who have completed COVID-19 infection training.
- Security and SES onsite
- Hand sanitiser stations readily available
- Ongoing frequent deep cleaning regimes across all areas of the venue
Please refer to the WACA Ground conditions of entry please click HERE.
West Australian Opera will continue to adhere to all State Government regulations in order to maintain the safety of our audiences, artists and staff.
Event and ticketing details
Dates & Times
|DURATION||3 hours including one 30 minute interval|
|24 February, 2023||Friday - 7.30pm|
|25 February, 2023||Saturday - 7.30pm|
WACA Ground, Nelson Crescent, East Perth 6004Get directions