Carmen

Georges Bizet

#Carmen

Salle Favart

from 25 September
to 5 October 2020

Dates

25 September 2020 audiodescription 8.00 pm

27 September 2020 audiodescription relaxe 3.00 pm

29 September 2020 8.00 pm

1 October 2020 8.00 pm

3 October 2020 8.00 pm

5 October 2020 8.00 pm

All dates

Information

+33 (0)1 70 23 01 31 // Estimated duration: 3h

All audiences

Price

145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 €

Book

In 2020, the visionary work of art gathers more influences while confirming its universal vocation. Andreas Homoki draws inspiration form his background in theatre history. Lon Yu directs the confluence of the francophone singers led by Gaëlle Arquez, who will, at last, sing the role she’s been triumphing with since 2017, in Paris.

Presentation

Amongst Seville’s cigar makers, the gypsy Carmen is the most attractive and whimsical woman around. She is arrested for the assault of a friend, but the brigadier Don José is captivated by her beauty and lets her escape. For her, he loses his operational rank and then decides to desert and embrace the adventurous life of gypsies and smugglers.

Carmen is the French opera that is most performed around the globe and the most frequently played at the Opéra Comique. Nevertheless, this work of art first chocked the public with its visionary naturalism and independent heroine, whose Spanish tone, magnificently recreated between Paris and Boujival, didn’t make appear any gentler. After Bizet’s death, Carmen won the hearts of Vienna, Brussels, Saint-Petersburg, New York… and only triumphed in Paris in 1883.

In 2020, the visionary work of art gathers more influences while confirming its universal vocation. Andreas Homoki draws inspiration form his background in theatre history. Lon Yu directs the confluence of the francophone singers led by Gaëlle Arquez, who will, at last, sing the role she’s been triumphing with since 2017, in Paris.

Comic opera in four acts, Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy inspired by Mérimée. Created in 1875 at the Opéra Comique.

Show sang in french, with french and english subtitles

Musical direction, Long Yu
Stage direction, Andreas Homoki

With Gaëlle Arquez, John Osborn, Nathalie Manfrino, Jean-François Lapointe, Florie Valiquette, Aliénor Feix, Tomislav Lavoie, Jean-Christophe Lanièce, Boris Grappe, Quentin Desgeorges

Choirs, accentus, Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique

Orchestra Symphonique de Shanghai

Before the show

Cast

Musical direction Long Yu

Stage direction Andreas Homoki

Decor Paul Zoller

Costumes Gideon Davey

Lights Franck Evin

Artistic collaboration Julien Masmondet

Staging collaboration Jean-François Kessler

Costumes assistant Alix Descieux Read

Vocal coach Marine Thoreau La Salle

Carmen Gaëlle Arquez

Don José John Osborn

Micaëla Nathalie Manfrino

Escamillo Adrian Timpau

Frasquita Florie Valiquette

Mercédès Aliénor Feix

Zuniga Tomislav Lavoie

Moralès Jean-Christophe Lanièce

Le Dancaïre Boris Grappe

Le Remendado Quentin Desgeorges

Choirs accentus, Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique

Orchestra Orchestre Symphonique de Shanghai

Production Opéra Comique

Coproduction Opéra de Zurich, Beijing Music Festival

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