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Opera Australia

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Event Venue

Princess Theatre

Event Dates & Times

  • Mon, Jun 28 2021 7:30pm

Running Time

2 hours 35 minutes (including interval)


Recommended for ages 8+.

Sung in French with English surtitles

Performed with a live chamber orchestra.

No filming or photography permitted.

Warnings: replica firearms, use of herbal cigarettes, mature themes.



Dear Carmen patron

Due to the current travel restrictions from New South Wales, our colleagues at Opera Australia have made the difficult decision to cancel the Tasmanian leg of the Carmen tour, including the Launceston date this Monday 28 June.

Needless to say, all at Theatre North are saddened that our audiences will not have the chance to see this production. We send our best wishes to Opera Australia and are sure that they’ll be back at the Princess again when circumstances allow.

We also say a huge thank you to Denise Sam and the wonderful young singers at Vox Harmony, who were to take part in the production as the Children’s Chorus.

Please keep an eye on the Theatre North website to keep up-to-date on the current status of all shows at the Princess Theatre and Earl Arts Centre.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you at the theatre again soon.


Refund arrangements:

For all tickets purchased online: you will be automatically refunded in full. The refund process will commence next week and no further action is required on your behalf. Please note that it may take several business days for the refund to appear in your account.

For all tickets purchased at the box office or over the phone: in the first instance your ticket purchase will be automatically credited to the Box Office Patron Account held in your name. You can then contact the Box Office and choose to receive a full refund or keep the money in credit for a future purchase at the Princess Theatre.


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, live chamber orchestra and a children’s chorus drawn from the local community. 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.

Ticket discounts available to Friends of Theatre North.

Prior to the performance, be sure to book with Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, our pre-show dinner specialists.


Ticket Pricing

  • $69 - Full
  • $59 - Concession
  • $62 each - Group (6+)
  • $59 - Friends of Theatre North
  • $49 - Friends of Theatre North Concession

School group prices available, please contact the Box Office.
Phone: 6331 0052 or

Concessions available for Pensioners, Seniors, Health Care Card holders and Full Time Students.

Companion Cards accepted.

Reserved seating

No Babes in Arms.

A processing fee of $6 applies to tickets purchased online. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket fee, which will be applied at the end of your purchase.

A delivery charge of $4 applies if you choose to have your tickets posted to your address.