Carmen
Georges Bizet
from Wed 25.03.2020 to Sun 05.04.2020

Carmen

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”.


LOCANDINA

Conductor Myung-Whun Chung

Director Calixto Bieito

Sets Alfons Flores

Costumes Mercé Paloma

Lighting Alberto Rodriguez Vega

 

 

CAST

 

Carmen

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)

 

Micaela

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

Gilda Fiume (26,28,31/03 – 2,4/04)

 

Escamillo

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

 

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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