Opera

Carmen

Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875)
Opera in three acts
Sung in French, with German surtitles
Libretto: Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy, based on the novella (1845) by Prosper Mérimée
Premiere: 1875 in Paris
Th, 04.03.2021
RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:45
Performance cancelled
Performance cancelled due to Corona
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Trailer: Ullrich Bohn - Theater TV
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster

"Carmen" is still one of the most popular operas today, although the audience at its 1875 premiere initially reacted in shock. After all, Bizet elevated underprivileged, ordinary people - the fatally seductive gypsy Carmen and the deserting solider Don José - to the stars of the opera. Nevertheless, the opera began its triumphant march into the music history books, and over 140 years later, the work continues to fascinate audiences with its exotic world of smugglers, bullfighters, smoking and quarrelling factory workers, policemen, children and soldiers.

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