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Bizet’s Carmen | Love is free, and obeys no rules

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Elina Garanca as Carmen and tenor Roberto Alagna, the soldier Don Jose.

The Met's enjoyable Summer Encore series at Palace Cinepex closes this Sunday, 11:30 am with Sir Richard Eyre's gritty production of Bizet's steamy melodrama Carmen. Mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca stars as the ill-fated gypsy temptress, tenor Roberto Alagna plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don Jose, and Teddy Tahu Rhodes is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts the timeless score, which features one beloved melody after another.