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Opéra Bastille - from 11 April to 23 May 2019


Opera Georges Bizet

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Opéra Bastille - from 11 April to 23 May 2019

3h00 with 1 interval

Language : French

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 11 April 2019

Certain scenes may be inappropriate for the young and the easily offended.


In few words:

“Carmen will never surrender, born free, free will she die”cries Bizet’s heroine to Don José at the end of the opera. This irrepressible freedom, coupled with a need to live ever more intensely on a knife-edge, is present in Calixto Bieito’s production as in no other. Of Mérimée’s character, Bieito’s Carmen retains her thoroughly Iberian contours and the burning temperament of a woman who lives by small-time trafficking. However, the rebel bird is essentially a creature of our own times. A brazen and indomitable seductress and a product of social and masculine brutality, she lives life in the fast lane, avid for existence.

  • Opening
  • First part 90 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 60 mn
  • End


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Audio clips

Carmen - « L’Amour est un oiseau rebelle »

Carmen (saison 18/19) - Acte II - Anita Rachvelishvili (Carmen), Jean-François Borras (Don José)

Carmen (saison 18/19)- Acte III - A. Rachvelishvili , G. Philiponet, V. Lemercier

Carmen (saison 18/19) - Acte II - Roberto Tagliavini (Escamillo)

About the work


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