Opera Australia - Carmen Reviews
20 June 2021
Clémentine Margaine (Carmen)
Yonghoon Lee (Don José), Natalie Aroyan (Micaëla)
Margaret Trubiano (Mercédès), Michael Honeyman (Escamillo), Jane Ede (Frasquita)
General scene
Clémentine Margaine (Carmen), Yonghoon Lee (Don José)

Performance reviews

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Opera Australia

No. of reviews: 6

Dance of death
23 Jun 16 / Bachtrack
John Bell has made this an accessible opera full of life
21 Jun 16 / The AU Review
John Bell creates a vivid and seductive Cuban-flavoured affair
17 Jun 16 / Sydney Morning Herald
John Bell's 'Cuban' take on Bizet offers a lot to sing and dance about
17 Jun 16 / Limelight
Smitten Don Jose hosed down by hot Carmen in vivid new production of Bizet classic
17 Jun 16 / The Daily Telegraph
Clementine Margaine is the perfect Carmen in this production
17 Jun 16 / Daily Review
John Bell on consummating his love affair with Carmen
Opera’s self-confessed “new boy” talks about sexual tension, operatic frustrations and rolling with the punches.
Production details
Hillier, Margaine/Nikolic, Lee/Jovanovich, Honeyman/Lowrencev, Aroyan/Alleaume, Tamburini, Ede, Trubiano, Gabbedy, Breen
(c) Molino/Castles-Onion (d) Bell
Performance dates
16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 29 June, 1, 5, 9, 13, 15, 21, 23, 29 July, 3, 6(m), 9, 12 August 2016
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