Carmen - Opernhaus Zürich (2016) - Carmen - Opernhaus Zürich (2016)

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She has long since become a legend: Carmen, the gypsy girl who ultimately pays for her love of freedom with her life. At the première in Paris in 1875, the audience’s reaction was reserved, indeed shocked at this self-confident woman, whose actions were in stark contradiction with the social mores and values of the time. Aggressively sensual, Carmen takes a stand that is beyond bourgeois morals. Yet only the première in Vienna was to usher in the work’s triumphant progress, which remains unbroken to this day. Matthias Hartmann’s successful production recounts the tragic story without any folkloristic clichés. In the brightest sunlight, the archaic world of the smugglers and gypsies clashes with the corrupt world of the police, and the drama between Carmen and the sergeant Don José, who is obsessed by her, reaches its inevitable climax. Mezzo-soprano Christine Rice will be débuting as a promising Carmen at Zurich Opera; the young Mexican tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz will perform the role of Don José, and the Moscow-born bass Alexander Vinogradov that of Escamillo. The musical direction will be in the hands of Cornelius Meister, who celebrated a great success with our Magic Flute last season.

More information is available on the opera house's official website.

Schedule

March 26, 2016 19:00:00

March 31, 2016 19:30:00

April 02, 2016 19:00:00

April 07, 2016 19:00:00

April 10, 2016 14:00:00

April 14, 2016 19:00:00

Casting

Matthias Hartmann

Cornelius Meister

Christine Rice

Shelley Jackson

Rebeca Olvera

Irène Friedli

Arturo Chacón-Cruz

Alexander Vinogradov

Roberto Lorenzi

Yuriy Tsiple

Dmitry Ivanchey

Adrian Timpau

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Carmen

Micaela

Frasquita

Mercédès

Don José

Escamillo

Zuniga

Morales

Le Remendado

Le Dancaïre

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