Carmen

Bizet’s Carmen

Caught between her desire for love and a longing for freedom, Carmen faces an impossible choice. She’s enigmatic and elusive: a femme fatale you can’t forget. Captivating Don José with her sensual Habanera, he abandons everything to pursue her. But Carmen won’t be owned and finds herself a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo. Don José’s jealousy is untameable and in a gripping finale, Carmen is destined to fight for her life.

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 Chorus

This year HOTA are proud to partner with Opera Australia to present the Regional Children’s Chorus – offering Gold Coast children aged 10-14 the chance to learn all about opera and stagecraft. Participants will rehearse with a Choir Master, and join the cast of Opera Australia to perform as part of Carmen on 16-17 July 2021. To register for an audition, click the button below and complete the registration form.

Carmen Children's Chorus Registration Form

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.

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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.

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