Carmen - Opera - Season 22/23 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

Sales open on 14 June 2022 at 12h00

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    Carmen

    Georges Bizet

    Opéra Bastille - from 15 November 2022 to 25 February 2023

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Carmen

Opéra Bastille - from 15 November 2022 to 25 February 2023

Sales open on 14 June 2022 at 12h00

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Carmen

Opera Georges Bizet

Sales open on 14 June 2022 at 12h00

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Opéra Bastille - from 15 November 2022 to 25 February 2023

2h55 with 1 interval

Language : French

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 15 Nov. 2022

About

In few words:

At the premiere of Carmen on March 3rd 1875 at the Opéra‑ Comique, the audience, shocked by its “Castillian wantonness”, cried scandal! Georges Bizet, who died three months later, never knew that his opera was to become one of the most widely performed in the world. Although the success of this work can be attributed to its unforgettable melodies, it also owes much to the independent character of the celebrated cigarette factory worker: “Carmen will never give in. Born free, she will die free”, sings the heroine to Don José at the end of the opera. Her irrepressible liberty, coupled with the necessity to live on a knife’s edge, ever more intensely, is captured by Calixto Bieito’s production as by none other. From Mérimée’s original character, Bieito’s Carmen retains her profoundly Iberian contours and the ardent temperament of a woman living off small‑time trafficking. This rebel, however, is a thoroughly contemporary creature. A tantalising and indomitable vamp, she lives life in the fast lane, in an urgent desire to fully exist.

  • Opening
  • First part 85 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 60 mn
  • End

Carmen

30 min

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Carmen

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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 II - Roberto Tagliavini (Escamillo)

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

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

Media coverage

  • Calixto Bieito's violent and militant Carmen at the Opéra Bastille

    Télérama
  • A sultry Carmen at the Paris Opera

    Sceneweb
  • A torrid Carmen sets the Bastille on fire

    Artistikrezo

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  • Young audience subscription

    €75

    3 operas

    Available to audience members under the age of 28, at attractive rates in seat category 4 at the Palais Garnier and seat categories 7 or 8 at the Opéra Bastille.

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  • Abonnement libre

    -5 to -10%

    From 4 performances to chose from the program

    Discount on a selection of categories

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  • Abonnements découverte

    -20%

    2 opéras + 2 ballets for -20%

    On a selection of dates and performances, in seat categories Optima to 5 at the Opéra Bastille.

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