Carmen in Norway

logonorwayJanuary 23.–March 26

Carmen

Performed in French Texted in Norwegian and English
3 hours 1 intermission
carmen1Since the premiere in 1875, the character of Carmen in Bizet’s hitlist of an opera has captivated audiences all over the world. Carmen desires desire itself. She is a seducer, conqueror, rule-breaker and radical. A century before the hippie movement’s «make love, not war», in Habañera Carmen proclaims that it is the freedom to love that matters: what, whom and when she wants. Love is like a rebellious bird that no one can tame, she sings, or a gypsy’s child.
Catalan director Calixto Bieito attracted a lot of attention with last season’s The Tales of Hoffmann. His version of Carmen sets the action in Spain at the end of the 1970s, immediately after the Franco era. The production is still characterised by the captivating and physical musical drama that has always fascinated Carmen’s audiences. In a circle of light – bursting with energy – we confront the violent human desire for attention, power and satisfaction. The hard-hitting disappointment of rejection is laid bare for us, along with the difficult situation of girls and women faced with poverty and male chauvinism. And in the centre is the seductive figure of Carmen, her radicalism given a new, timeless relevance.
Carmen is a co-production with the English National Opera.
Premiere discussion one week before the performance / Mini-Carmen (singing games for children) / free introduction one hour before the performance

  • Music : Georges Bizet
  • Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy : Libretto
  • Conductor : Fabien Gabel, Christian Vásquez
  • Direction : Calixto Bieito
  • Set design : Alfons Flores
  • Costumes : Mercè Paloma
  • Lighting design : Bruno Poet
  • Cast : The Opera Chorus, The Opera Orchestra

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CAST

carmenKatarina Bradic as Carmen

Playing the following days

1/23/2015
1/26/2015
1/29/2015
2/3/2015
2/28/2015
3/4/2015
3/9/2015

 

Tone_KummervoldTone Kummervold as Carmen

Playing the following days

1/24/2015
1/27/2015
1/30/2015
2/5/2015
2/21/2015
3/7/2015
3/26/2015

 

donJoseHenrik Engelsviken as Don Jose

Playing the following days

1/23/2015
1/26/2015
1/29/2015
2/3/2015
2/28/2015
3/4/2015
3/9/2015

 

daniel_johanssonDaniel Johansson as Don Jose

Playing the following days

1/24/2015
1/27/2015
1/30/2015
2/5/2015
2/21/2015
3/7/2015
3/26/2015

Ben_WagerBen Wager as Escamillo

Playing the following days

1/23/2015 * 1/26/2015
1/29/2015 * 2/3/2015
2/28/2015 * 3/4/2015
3/9/2015 * 3/7/2015
3/26/2015

YngveYngve Søberg as Escamillo

Playing the following days

1/24/2015
1/27/2015
1/30/2015
2/5/2015
2/21/2015

Maria_BochmanovaMaria Bochmanova as Micaëla

Playing the following days

1/23/2015
1/26/2015
1/29/2015
2/3/2015
2/28/2015
3/4/2015
3/9/2015

 
Natalia_Tanasiiciuc_foto_Anatol_LunguNatalia Tanasii as Micaëla

Playing the following days

1/24/2015
1/27/2015
1/30/2015
2/5/2015
2/21/2015
3/7/2015
3/26/2015

 

Other roles

  • Dancaïre
    • Svein Erik Sagbråten
    • Thor Inge Falch
  • Frasquita
    • Kari Ulfsnes Kleiven
    • Caroline Christensen
  • Mercédès
    • Maija Skille
    • Hege Høisæter
  • Moralès
    • Ole Jørgen Kristiansen
    • Aleksander Nohr
  • Remendado
    • Nils Harald Sødal
    • Petter Moen
  • Zuniga
    • Musa Ngqungwana
    • Ketil Hugaas
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