Carmen Illustration : ©️ Julia Lamoureux

Carmen

Georges Bizet

September 25 to October 05, 2020

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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.

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.

Sunday 27 septembrer at 3:00 pm

This show is a RELAX performance

It's offers a caring and laid-back environment for people whose disability (autism, multiple disabilities, mental or psychic disability, Alzheimer…) may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show. The opera-house’ standard procedures are more flexible and everyone can experience emotions freely without fearing stares from others.

Musical direction Long Yu • Stage direction Andreas Homoki • Choirs Accentus, Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique • Orchestra Symphonique de Shanghai

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3h - Salle Favart
145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 €
Show sang in french, with french and english subtitles

Audio description (EN)

Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.
More info on this page

People with reduced mobility

16 seats are dedicated to people with reduced mobility, on reservation at the box office or by phone. Access to the lift is located 5 rue Favart
+33 1 70 23 01 44 | accessibilite@opera-comique.com

Aged 10 and older

Cast

Musical direction
Sora Elisabeth Lee
Stage direction
Andreas Homoki
Decors
Paul Zoller
Costumes
Gideon Davey
Lights
Franck Evin
Artistic collaboration
Julien Masmondet
Staging collaboration
Jean-François Kessler
Costumes assistant
Lena Winkler-Hermaden
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
Choir
accentus

Coproduction
Opéra de Zurich, Beijing Music Festival

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Arte
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