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Opera de Paris: Carmen

“Carmen will never surrender, born free, free will she die” cries Bizet’s titular heroine (brilliant mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča) to Don José (Roberto Alagna) at the end of the opera. This irrepressible freedom, coupled with a need to live ever more intensely on a knife-edge, is present in Calixto Bieito’s production as in no other. Of Prosper Mérimée’s character, Bieito’s Carmen retains her thoroughly Iberian contours and the burning temperament of a woman who lives by small-time trafficking. However, the rebel bird is essentially a creature of our own times. A brazen and indomitable seductress and a product of social and masculine brutality, she lives life in the fast lane, avid for existence. Sir Mark Elder conducts.

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  • Director  Calixto Bieito
  • Cast  Maria Agresta, Elīna Garanča, Ildar Abdrazakov, Roberto Alagna
  • Duration  180 min
  • Rating  CTC
  • Language  Sung in French, with English subtitles
  • Genre  Opera

Event starts
Friday 22 March, 2019
Event Ends
Friday 22 March, 2019
Venue
Various venues
Venue Address
Various venues
Location

National, Various venues

Website
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Category
Screenings, Festivals & Programs