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Strasbourg

Opéra

Mulhouse

La Filature
Dates
Dec 02, 2021Jan 09, 2022
Prices
6 - 90 €
Duration
3h00
Informations

Spectacle présenté avec un entracte

Cast

Musical Director Marta Gardolińska Stage Director Jean-François Sivadier Set Design Alexandre de Dardel Costumes Virginie Gervaise Lighting Philippe Berthomé Choreography Johanne Saunier Hair, Makeup Cécile Kretschmar Choirmaster Alessandro Zuppardo Director of La Maîtrise Luciano Bibiloni Les Petits Chanteurs de Strasbourg - Maîtrise de l'Opéra national du Rhin, Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse, Chœur de l'Opéra national du Rhin

Artists

Carmen Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Antoinette Dennefeld Don José Edgaras Montvidas Micaëla Amina Edris Escamillo Régis Mengus Zuniga Guilhem Worms Frasquita Judith Fa Mercedès Séraphine Cotrez Moralès Anas Séguin Le Dancaïre Christophe Gay Le Remendado Raphaël Brémard

Presentation

Seville's men only have one name on their lips: Carmen, the sultry tobacco factory worker known for inflaming passions and turning heads. When she sets her sights on Don José, throwing him a flower, the love-struck soldier deserts his military duties and his sweetheart Micaëla, who uses his dying mother to win him back. But falling in love with the beautiful temptress is dangerous business as Don José learns to his cost. Carmen sings that "love is a rebellious bird that none can tame"---a description more befitting to herself. When Carmen's infatuation shifts to a dashing bullfighter, Don José, fueled by jealous rage, kills her during a bloody corrida. One of the most popular operas ever written, bursting with melodies that play like a hit parade (chorus of urchins, Habanera, Seguidilla, Flower Song, Toreador's Song), Carmen is a masterpiece that has never fallen out of fashion. Imagined by French author Prosper Mérimée, the beguiling figure of Carmen has become, through Bizet's opera, a universal and uncompromising symbol of women's liberation. Stage director Jean-François Sivadier captures the spirit of this fiery drama in this carnivalesque and dramatic production.

In French
Overtitled in French, German

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