Aigul Akhmentshina Headlines the Royal Opera House’s ‘Carmen’ in Cinemas

By Francisco Salazar

The Royal Opera House is set to present Bizet’s “Carmen” in cinemas on May 1, 2024.

The company will showcase the new production by Damiano Michieletto and will star Aigul Akhmentshina in the title role. She will be joined by Piotr Beczala as Don José, Kostas Smoriginas as Escamillo, and Olga Kulchynska as Micaëla.

The cast will be rounded out by Blaise Malaba, Sarah Dufresne, Gabrielė Kupšytė, Pierre Doyen, Vincent Ordonneau, and Grisha Martirosyan.

Antonello Manacorda will conduct the production.

“Carmen” will be broadcast live to 970 cinemas across 21 countries with Encore screenings from May 5, 2024.