Carmen-The ultimate femme fatale is back, in a brand new island performance in the middle of Sydney Harbour.
Carmen tosses her hair, stamps her feet and the whole world falls under her spell.
Revel in the irresistible Spanish tunes, sultry story and dark undercurrent of Carmen. You’ll hear the flirty Habanera and famous Toreador song amid a spectacle that features motorbike stunts, crashed cars and fireworks.
Get to the remote venue of Cockatoo Island to watch Opera Australia perform Carmen.
You’ll be right in the middle of Sydney Harbour, so you can see the boats and ferries go by and the lights of the city at night.
This starts at 7:45pm, and lasts around three hours. Learn about the history of Cockatoo island, with the ship building warehouses and stories of Australia’s convict past.
Your night begins with a ferry ride across the glittering water to the world-heritage listed sanctuary of Cockatoo Island. Step off the boat and you’re surrounded by layers of history. Once a meeting place for the Eora Nation, the site is now dotted with the industrial relics of a century of ship-building and architectural marvels dating back to Sydney’s convict past.
Today, the island is a world-class contemporary arts venue, hosting everything from the Biennale of Sydney to live concert performances. It’s the perfect backdrop for Bizet’s gritty tale of fate and freedom.
Raise a glass with friends and grab a snack from an array of pop up bars and eateries on the foreshore before settling in under the stars for an unforgettable night out.
The ultimate femme fatale is back, in a brand new island performance in the middle of Sydney Harbour! Carmen on Cockatoo Island is a brand new event for Sydney, taking place on a beautiful world heritage-listed island. Revel in the irresistible Spanish tunes, sultry story and dark undercurrent of Carmen. You’ll hear the provocative Habanera and famous Toreador Song amid an array of spectacle including fire-twirling, car chases and fireworks.
Carmen on Cockatoo Island 2022
Eastern Apron and Bolt Wharf, Cockatoo Island
Sung in French with English surtitles
Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one interval.
This production contains adult themes, sexual references and depictions of violence against women.