150, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6€ Price

Carmen

Georges Bizet

April 24 to May 04, 2023

150, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6€ Price
Carmen
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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

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

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

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
Relax sessions - Relax sessions offer a inclusive caring environment for people whose disability (autism, multiple disabilities, mental or psychic disability, Alzheimer…) may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show. Relax sessions

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

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

The most performed opera in the world returns to the stage where it came to life in an atmosphere of scandal. Andreas Homoki leads this visionary masterpiece together with Gaëlle Arquez in the title role and the Champs-Elysées Orchestra, headed by Louis Langrée.

Among Seville’s cigar makers, the gypsy Carmen is the most attractive and whimsical woman around. Arrested for the assault of a friend, she enthrals the brigadier Don José who lets her escape. For her, he gives up his rank, deserts the army and embraces the adventurous life of 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 by Bizet between Paris and Bougival, didn’t make appear any gentler. After Bizet’s sudden death, Carmen won the hearts of Vienna, Brussels, Saint-Petersburg, New York… and only triumphed in Paris in 1883.

Comic opera in four acts, on a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy and based on a short story by Mérimée. Created in 1875 at the Opéra Comique.

Musical direction, Louis Langrée (24, 26, 28, 30 April) | Sora Elisabeth Lee (2, 4 May) • Staging direction, Andreas Homoki • With Gaëlle Arquez, Frédéric Antoun, Nathalie Manfrino, Jean-Fernand Setti, Norma Nahoun, Aliénor Feix, François Lis, Jean-Christophe Lanièce, Matthieu Walendzik, Paco Garcia • Choir accentus and la Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique • Orchestre des Champs Elysées

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3h (including intermission) - Salle Favart
150, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6€
Performing in French, French and English surtitles

The doors of the opera-house open 45 minutes before the performance.

Audio description

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

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

Emplacements

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

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

Séances relax Relax sessions

Relax sessions offer a inclusive caring environment for people whose disability (autism, multiple disabilities, mental or psychic disability, Alzheimer…) may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show.

Relax sessions offer a inclusive caring environment for people whose disability (autism, multiple disabilities, mental or psychic disability, Alzheimer…) may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show.

Aged 10 and older

Around the show

To discover

45 minutes before the performance : The keys to the show with the dramaturge of the Opéra Comique.

Salle Bizet | Free

To sing

45 minutes before the performance : Sing some thunes oh the show with a choir director.

Foyer Favart | Free

To relax

The intermission bar offers drinks and light refreshments as soon as the theatre doors open.

Accessibility

Relax session | Sunday, the 30th april at 3:00 pm
Une représentation inclusive et accueillante pour les personnes dont le handicap peut entraîner des comportements atypiques et imprévisibles pendant la représentation.
Avant chaque opéra Relax, un guide FALC est disponible pour permettre de comprendre le contexte de création de l’opéra et son histoire. Il permet également d’anticiper les points de vigilance pendant la représentation qui pourraient surprendre les spectateurs.
 
Audio description | Friday, the 28th april at 8:00 pm and Sunday, the 30th april at 3:00 pm
This opera is available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.
 
Tactile introductions | Friday, the 28th april at 8:00 pm and Sunday, the 30th april at 3:00 pm
Before the performance with audio description: an adapted and tactile presentation dedicated to visually impaired people.
On demand : +33(0)1 70 23 01 44 | accessibilite@opera-comique.com

Cast

Musical direction
Louis Langrée
(April 24, 26, 28 and 30)
Biographie Elisabeth Sora Lee
Musical direction
Sora Elisabeth Lee
(May 2nd and 4)
Stage direction
Andreas Homoki
Decors
Paul Zoller
Costumes
Gideon Davey
Lights
Franck Evin
Musical assist
Julien Masmondet
Staging collaboration
Arturo Gama Terrazas
Costumes assistant
Lena Winkler-Hermaden
Voice Coach
Marine Thoreau La Salle
Choirmaster
Christophe Grapperon
Carmen
Gaëlle Arquez
Photo de Frédéric Antoun
Don José
Frédéric Antoun
Micaëla
Nathalie Manfrino
Escamillo
Jean-Fernand Setti
Biographie Norma Nahoum
Frasquita
Norma Nahoun
Mercédès
Aliénor Feix
Zuniga
François Lis
Jean-Christophe Lanièce
Moralès
Jean-Christophe Lanièce
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Le Dancaïre
Matthieu Walendzik
Le Remendado
Paco Garcia
Figurants
Hugo Collin, Wadih Cormier, Côme Fanton d’Andon, Yvon-Gérard Lesieur
Choir
accentus
Concert de la Maîtrise Populaire © Quentin Croisard
Choir
Maîtrise Populaire de l'Opéra Comique
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Orchestra
Orchestre des Champs Elysées
Production
Opéra Comique
Coproduction
Opéra de Zurich

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