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Carmen

Opéra Bastille - from 12 September to 31 December 2020

Sales open on 08 September 2020 at 12h00

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Carmen

Opera Georges Bizet

Sales open on 08 September 2020 at 12h00

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Opéra Bastille - from 12 September to 31 December 2020

3h00 with 1 interval

Language : French

Surtitle : French / English

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

About

In few words:

“I am convinced that in ten years, Carmen will be the most popular opera in the world” predicted Tchaikovsky in 1880. In the 21st century, Bizet’s last opera remains one of the most famous works in the opera repertoire. Carmen is a woman of many facets who, when confronted with the complexity of romantic relationships, wishes to live and feel alive.
Calixto Bieito offers the opera a new universe in a production that drives the characters into the darkest corners of their psyches. Carmen retains the profoundly Iberian contours of Mérimée’s heroine and the fiery temperament of a woman who lives by petty crime. Calixto Bieito explores the humanity of the characters and frees them from the folklore and clichés generally associated with the myth. “My Carmen is made of flesh and blood, she embodies no one other than herself: a woman of her time with her own DNA.”

Characters

Carmen
A gypsy girl, working as a cigar-maker in a tobacco factory in Seville
Don José
A soldier and Carmen’s lover who deserts the army for her
Micaela
A young girl originally from Don José’s village
Escamillo
A toreador and one of Carmen’s lovers
Frasquita and Mercedes
Two gypsy girls who are friends of Carmen
Zuniga
Don José’s superior officer
Morales
A regimental comrade of Don José
Le Dancaïre and Remendado
Two smugglers


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

Performances

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Audio clips

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)

Carmen (saison 18/19) - Acte I - Nicole Car (Micaela), Jean - François Borras (Don José)

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