Carmen (CANCELLED) - Teatro La Fenice



Georges Bizet
La Fenice Opera House
La Fenice Opera House


All performances are cancelled until Friday 3 April due to the spread of the coronavirus according to the official provisions of the Italian Prime Minister. The Opera House tours are suspended till Friday 3 April.

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It’s ironic that Carmen, this stereotypical Spanish woman, was created by two Frenchmen: Prosper Mérimée and Georges Bizet. In 1867, Bizet wrote to a friend: “my sensuous nature lets itself be enthralled by a music which is easy, lazy, loving, lascivious and passionate. I am a German by conviction, heart and soul, but sometimes I sink into the artistic slums”. The dialectic of attraction/repulsion of the self-styled ‘German’ for places of easy taste mark the military music and outdoor festive scenes in Carmen. With them Bizet aimed perhaps at seducing the socially mixed audience at the Paris Opéra-Comique, thus enabling them to digest the perceived immorality of the plot and the counterpoint virtuosity of the quintet “Nous avons en tête une affaire”.


Conductor Myung-Whun Chung
Director Calixto Bieito

Sets Alfons Flores
Costumes Mercé Paloma
Lighting Alberto Rodriguez Vega



Varduhi Abrahamyan (25,27,29/03 -1,3,5/04)

Marina Comparato (26,28,31/03 – 2,4/04)


Don Josè

Francesco Meli (25,27,29/03 -1,3,5/04)

Azer Zada (26,28,31/03 – 2,4/04)



Serena Gamberoni (25,27,29/03 -1,3,5/04)

Gilda Fiume (26,28,31/03 – 2,4/04)



Alessandro Luongo (25,27,29/03 -1,3,5/04)

Bongani Justice Kubheka (26,28,31/03 – 2,4/04)


Zuniga Matteo Ferrara

Lillas Pastia Cesare Baroni

Le Dancaire Lionel Peintre

Le Remendado Jean-Francois Novelli

Moralès Philippe Estèphe

Frasquita Julie Mossay
Mercédès Violette Polchi


La Fenice Orchestra & Choir

Chorus Master Claudio Marino Moretti


Children Choir Piccoli Cantori Veneziani

Chorus Master Diana D’Alessio

English surtitles

La Fenice productijon in co-production with
Teatro Real, Teatro Regio di Torino and Teatro Massimo di Palermo

The performance lasts about 2 hours 50 minutes, including one interval

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