Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Preview 2018-19: Clémentine Margaine & Roberto Alagna Star in ‘Carmen’

By David Salazar

The Met Opera will continue its Live in HD series this Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, with a performance of Bizet’s ever-popular masterpiece “Carmen.”

The broadcast, which kicks off 12:55 p.m. Eastern time, will showcase Clémentine Margaine in her first Live in HD performance for the company. The mezzo is the reigning Carmen interpreter of today, taking on over 15 productions over the last four years. She recently told OperaWire that she would be minimizing her performances of the gypsy, so this is a major opportunity to see her in the prime of her time as the heroine of Bizet’s work.

She will be joined by tenor Roberto Alagna, who will be appearing in his 10th Live in HD broadcast with the Met; he did “Carmen” in HD back in January of 2010 when the production first premiered.

The cast will also include Aleksandra Kurzak, also in her first HD experience with the Met.

Find out which theaters in your local area are transmitting the simulcast by clicking here.

This is the seventh Live in HD transmission of the season. It will be followed by “La Fille du Régiment” on March 2, “Die Walküre” on March 30, and “Dialogues des Carmélites” on May 11.