Bardavon screens Bizet’s Carmen from The Met

The Bardavon continues the 2014/15 season of The Met: Live in HD on Saturday, November 1 at 1 p.m. at the Bardavon with Bizet’s Carmen. Richard Eyre’s production of Bizet’s melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing in the role of the ill-fated Gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo, who comes between them. Leslie Gerber leads a pre-show talk at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets for Carmen cost $26 general admission, $24 for Bardavon members and $19 for children age 12 and under. They are available at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072; the Ulster Performing Arts Center box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston, (845) 339-6088; or through TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000 or

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