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Venue

Eastern Apron and Bolt Wharf, Cockatoo Island

Language

Sung in French with English surtitles

Running time

Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one interval.

Please note

This production contains adult themes and sexual references.

The ultimate femme fatale is back, in a brand new island performance in the middle of Sydney Harbour.

Carmen tosses her hair, stamps her feet and the whole world falls under her spell.

Revel in the irresistible Spanish tunes, sultry story and dark undercurrent of Carmen. You’ll hear the flirty Habanera and famous Toreador song amid a spectacle that features fire-twirling, car crashes and fireworks.

Your night begins with a ferry ride across the glittering water to the world-heritage listed sanctuary of Cockatoo Island. Step off the boat and you’re surrounded by layers of history. Once a meeting place for the Eora Nation, the site is now dotted with the industrial relics of a century of ship-building and architectural marvels dating back to Sydney’s convict past.

Today, the island is a world-class contemporary arts venue, hosting everything from the Biennale of Sydney to live concert performances. It’s the perfect backdrop for Bizet’s gritty tale of fate and freedom.

Raise a glass with friends and grab a snack from an array of pop up bars and eateries on the foreshore before settling in under the stars for an unforgettable night out.

You can even sail right up to the event and book a mooring to watch the show.

Carmen on Cockatoo Island

The Experience - Concept renders

Carmen on Cockatoo Island

The Experience - Concept renders

Carmen on Cockatoo Island

The Experience - Concept renders

Carmen on Cockatoo Island

The Experience - Concept renders

Carmen on Cockatoo Island

The Experience - Concept renders

Carmen on Cockatoo Island

The Experience - Concept renders

Stay at Cockatoo Island

Stay at Cockatoo Island

Once the performance ends, spend the night relaxing in a distinctive heritage apartment, holiday house, or camp under the stars, surrounded by landscaped gardens and sweeping views.

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Cast & Creative

Director
Conductor
Set and Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Choreographer

Synopsis

This production takes place in a timeless version of Seville. Don José, who was training for the priesthood in his native Basque country, killed a man in a quarrel and has had to enlist in the army in Seville. His mother and Micaëla, who loves him and hopes to marry him, have followed him to the south and live in a village near the city…

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