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Georges Bizet: Carmen
Supported by the Antenna Group. In collaboration with the Athens Concert Hall
& the Thessaloniki Concert Hall
A production of the Antenna Group
Pre-recorded broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, New York
– Georges Bizet: Carmen
In French, with Greek subtitles
Director: Sir Richard Eyre
Set & Costume designer: Rob Howell
Lighting designer: Peter Mumford
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Revival director: Paula Williams
Micaëla: Aleksandra Kurzak
Carmen: Clémentine Margaine
Don José: Roberto Alagna
Escamillo: Alexander Vinogradov
Conductor: Louis Langrée
The story of the Sevillian gypsy Carmen, a worker in a cigarette factory, who seduces a corporal named Don José, and then abandons him for the sake of famous bullfighter Escamillo. When she scornfully rejects his entreaties, Don José stabs her to death at the arena.
One of the most popular operas in the repertory, with exquisite melodies, composed by Georges Bizet and staged at the Opéra-Comique three months before his early death: he did not live to see its subsequent huge success. In the Metropolitan Opera production, Clémentine Margaine and Roberto Alagna appear as the fatal lovers.
Sung in Spanish and inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera focuses on an opera diva, Florencia Grimaldi, who returns to her native Brazil to perform and to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle.
Organizer: Megaron Athens Concert HallSaturday 09.12.2023, 19:55