Opera Great Hall

March

Carmen G. Bizet

Season:

2019/2020

March, 01

6 p.m.

March, 04

8 p.m.

March, 06

8 p.m.

March, 08

6 p.m.

Approximate duration

IV Acts (150 minutes) with a pause (30 minutes)

Languages

French

Price

From 10 to 65 euros

Seduction, unfaithfulness, jealousy, violence, drama... “Carmen will never yield! Free she was born and free she will die!”, proclaims the protagonist at the end of this classic opera composed by Georges Bizet. In this production by Calixto Bieito, we see this irrepressible freedom, coupled with a need to live ever more intensely on a knife-edge, which is more present here than in any other. The events take place in Spain during the 70s, and Bieito creates a powerful atmosphere despite using few scenic items. This adaptation of Carmen is fuelled by both lyrical and explicit scenes, showing Calixto Bieito at his best. The Italian mezzo-soprano Annalisa Stroppa plays the role of the eponymous protagonist, while Don José is depicted by Andeka Gorrotxategi. The cast is rounded out by soloists Marta Bauzá, Pablo López, Jorge Tello, Tomeu Bibiloni and Marga Cloquell, all of whom are from the Balearic Islands. 

Some scenes may be inappropriate for the young and the easily offended.

On Sundays, we offer you the free service Principal Menut, for kids from 3 to 12 years old. 

A Paris Opera production.


Stage director
Calixto Bieito

Director in Palma
Yves Lenoir

Musical director
Manuel Coves

Lighting
Alberto Rodríguez Vega

Scenography
Alfons Flores

Costumes
Mercè Paloma

Carmen
Annalisa Stroppa

Don José
Andeka Gorrotxategi

Micaela
Marta Bauzá

Escamillo 
Germán Olvera

Frasquita
Marga Cloquell

Mercedes
Anna Gomà

Zúñiga
Pablo López

Morales
Tomeu Bibiloni

Dancaire
Jorge Tello

(Among others)

Cor del Teatre Principal
Director: Pere Víctor Rado

Cor infantil del Teatre Principal
Directora: Maria Francisca Mir

Orquestra Simfònica de les Balears
Director: Pablo Mielgo

A Paris Opera production


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