Georges Bizet
from Wed 25.03.2020 to Sun 05.04.2020


Carmen is an opera in four acts by French composer Georges Bizet. The libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée. The opera was first performed by the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 3 March 1875, where its breaking of conventions shocked and scandalized its first audiences.

Bizet died suddenly after the 33rd performance, unaware that the work would achieve international acclaim within the following ten years. Carmen has since become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas in the classical canon; the “Habanera” from act 1 and the “Toreador Song” from act 2 are among the best known of all operatic arias.




Conductor Myung-Whun Chung

Director Calixto Bieito

Sets Alfons Flores

Costumes Mercè Paloma

Lighting Alberto Rodriguez Vega



Don Josè

Francesco Meli

Azer Zada



Alessandro Luongo

Luca Micheletti



Varduhi Abrahamyan

Marina Comparato


page constantly updated: other roles to be announced soon

La Fenice Orchestra & Choir

Chorus Master Claudio Marino Moretti


Children Choir Piccoli Cantori Veneziani

Chorus Master Diana D’Alessio

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

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