Tag Archives: Carmen

Carmen at the Estonian National Opera

Georges Bizet’s opera to Henri Meilhac’s and Ludovic Halévy’s libretto, based on the eponymous novelette by Prosper Mérimée World premiere: March 3rd, 1875 at Parise Opéra Comique Premiere on May 26th, 2011 in the Estonian National Opera S, 3 December … Continue reading

Posted in OPera | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Carmen at the Hungarian State Opera with Rinat Shaham

Opera in two parts, four acts, in French with Hungarian prose and surtitles “Her eyes were obliquely set, but large and full; her lips rather thick, but well cut, and permitted the teeth – white as blanched almonds – to … Continue reading

Posted in OPera | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Carmen at the Arena di Verona, directed by Franco Zeffirelli

On June 24th the Arena Opera Festival is starting with a great return: Carmen directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Special thanks to Silas Chou for his contribution 24 June – 27 August Libretto by  Ludovic Halevy – Henri Meilhac Music by Georges Bizet … Continue reading

Posted in OPera | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Carmen in San Francisco…

The ultimate femme fatale returns in a provocative staging by acclaimed director Calixto Bieito. His raw take on Carmen heightens the intense emotions pulsing through this tale of love, lust and murder. The result is a powerful account of a … Continue reading

Posted in OPera | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Carmen at the Oper Frankfurt

Carmen Georges Bizet 1838 – 1875 Opéra-comique in three acts Libretto by Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy after a novel by Prosper Mérimée (1845) First performed March 3rd 1875, Opéra Comique, Paris Special Frankfurt edition, based on Michael Rot’s edition, … Continue reading

Posted in OPera | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Carmen at the San Francisco Opera

The ultimate femme fatale returns in a provocative staging by director Calixto Bieito in his long-awaited U.S. opera debut. Set in the arid earthiness of post-Franco Spain, Bieito’s raw and cinematic vision of Carmen unabashedly provokes the intense emotions pulsing … Continue reading

Posted in OPera | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CARMEN at the Bolshoi

Georges Bizet Carmen Opera in four acts Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy after the novel of the same name by Prosper Mérimée Music Director: Tugan Sokhiev Stage Director: Alexei Borodin Set Designer: Stanislav Benediktov Costume Designer: Valentina Komolova … Continue reading

Posted in OPera | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment