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Event Venue

Princess Theatre

Event Dates & Times

  • Tue, Sep 15 2020 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.



This show has been postponed

REFUND STATUS: Refunds Complete

If you have an urgent query, please call the box office on 6331 0052 or email

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Don José’s jealousy is untameable, Escamillo’s appeal is strong, and in a gripping finale, Carmen is destined to fight for her life.

Caught between her desire for love and a longing for freedom, Carmen faces an impossible choice. Carmen is enigmatic and elusive: a femme fatale you can’t forget. She captivates Don José with her sensual Habanera and he abandons everything to possess her. But Carmen won’t be owned and finds herself a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo.

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 a local children’s chorus to perform one of the world’s most popular opera. Hear some of opera’s most famous tunes such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song when you join us for Opera Australia’s 25th Anniversary tour of Bizet’s Carmen.

This show is included in Theatre North’s 2020 Subscription Season. Purchase tickets to two or more shows through the Subscription Season to receive discounts and special offers. MORE DETAILS


Ticket Pricing

  • $69 - Full
  • $59 - Concession
  • $59 - Subscriber Full
  • $49 - Subscriber Concession
  • $15 - Subscriber Student
  • $62ea - Group (6+)

School group prices available. MORE DETAILS HERE or contact the Box Office.
Phone: 6331 0052 or

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

Companion Cards accepted. Please advise at time of booking if you require any specific seating requirements (front row only, wheelchair accessibility) or hearing enhancement facilities.

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.

Creative Team

Creative Team

  • Conductor - Luke Spicer
  • Director - Matthew Barclay
  • Set & Costume Designer - Anna Cordingley
  • Lighting Designer - Paul Jackson
  • Orchestration - Robert Andrew Greene
  • Photo by - Ben Symons