Carmen - Royal Opera House Covent Garden (2015) - Carmen - Royal Opera House Covent Garden (2015)

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Carmen is the most popular work from French composer Georges Bizet. For this, his 17th and last opera, Bizet took inspiration from the popular novella by Prosper Mérimée, which had enticed French readers with exotic tales of Spain. Its heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage and the opera was a critical failure on its premiere in 1875. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success Carmen would achieve. Popular around the world, the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

The opera contains many much-loved numbers, such as Carmen’s seductive Habanera and Escamillo’s rousing Toreador Song, in which he celebrates the thrill of the bullfight. In Francesca Zambello’s 2006 production for The Royal Opera, richly coloured designs by Tanya McCallin capture the sultry heat of the Spanish sun, while ranks of soldiers, crowds of peasants, gypsies and bullfighters bring 19th-century Seville to life.

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

Schedule

October 19, 2015 19:00:00

October 21, 2015 19:00:00

October 24, 2015 19:00:00

October 27, 2015 19:00:00

October 30, 2015 19:00:00

November 04, 2015 19:00:00

November 07, 2015 19:00:00

November 10, 2015 19:00:00

November 14, 2015 19:00:00

November 16, 2015 19:00:00

November 21, 2015 12:00:00

November 26, 2015 19:00:00

November 30, 2015 19:00:00

Casting

Francesca Zambello

Bertrand De Billy

Alexander Joel

Elena Maximova

Celine Byrne

Sonya Yoncheva

Nicole Car

Vlada Borovko

Michèle Losier

Rachel Kelly

Yonghoon Lee

Jonas Kaufmann

Bryan Hymel

Gábor Bretz

Alexander Vinogradov

Nicolas Courjal

Samuel Johnson

Timothy Robinson

Harry Nicoll

Grant Doyle

Adrian Clarke

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Conductor

Carmen

Micaela

Micaela

Micaela

Frasquita

Mercédès

Mercédès

Don José

Don José

Don José

Escamillo

Escamillo

Zuniga

Morales

Le Remendado

Le Remendado

Le Dancaïre

Le Dancaïre

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