As per current Government advice, masks must be worn when visiting HOTA. Please make sure you keep up to date with Queensland Government guidelines at health.qld.gov.au.

Carmen

Carmen is the femme fatale you can’t forget.

In Bizet’s famous opera, she sings her sensual Habanera, and lures Don José into her world. He gives up everything to follow her. But Carmen’s wandering eye has already found a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo.

Don José’s jealousy is fierce. Escamillo’s passion is strong. In a gripping finale, Carmen must face her fate.

Experience the thrilling Spanish colour and rhythms of Bizet’s vibrant score with Opera Australia’s singers, a live chamber orchestra and a children’s chorus drawn from the local communities. This new production includes gorgeous sets and vintage-inspired costumes.

You can hear classics such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song just as Bizet meant them — loud, live and completely unamplified.

This new production highlights the colour and vibrancy of postcard Spain, with vintage-inspired costumes it evokes an era of bikers and shady police in a post-war setting of teen angst and rebellion.

A cast of some of Australia’s finest opera singers assemble with a chamber orchestra and local children’s chorus to perform the world’s most popular opera. Hear the famous Habanera and the Toreador Song when you join us for Opera Australia’s 25th Anniversary tour of Bizet’s Carmen.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and Opera Australia

Carmen Children’s Choir

Registrations to be part of the Carmen Children’s Choir have now closed. Thank you for the overwhelming interest we received.

Looking to book a school visit?

Visit our education page to find out more and make your school booking.

2021 Education ProgramBook a School Group

Eat & Drink

The bar will be open for this event – enjoy a drink with friends while having a laugh, or stop by the HOTA Café for a bite to eat. Click through to our Eat and Drink options for opening times and more information.

View our options

Keeping you safe

It is incredibly important to us that you have a safe experience when you come to HOTA. We have a COVID Safe plan which you can read on our FAQs page and there are some new conditions of entry which you should read before purchasing a ticket or attending an event at HOTA.

When you arrive you’ll be asked to register your details for the purpose of contact tracing.

All events are set up to ensure we meet all social distancing and hygiene guidelines. All you have to do is enjoy yourself.

Acknowledgments

You may also like...
  • HOTAGallery-084-0D4A0323_1600x840
    Gallery

    Solid Gold: Artists from Paradise

  • rainforest_800x302
    Gallery

    Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson

    31 Jul - 3 Oct
  • contemporarymasters_1600x840_white
    Gallery

    Contemporary Masters from New York: Art from the Mugrabi Collection

    13 Nov - 27 Feb