Georges Bizet

Carmen

Opéra comique in four acts [1875]
German
2h 45m incl. intermission
19:30
19:00
19:30
19:30
19:00
Carmen is everything: femme fatale, mage, political activist, harbinger of death and priestess of love. The entanglements of the soldier Don José, who lets himself be carried through the hurricane of love with body, soul and jealousy, are staged by Sebastian Baumgarten as a crime thriller in the ruins of a contemporary world, characterised by poverty, crisis and death – and yet laced with an indomitable spirit:  »... strange and shrill – at times comically over the top, at others melodramatically serious. Sebastian Baumgarten has achieved a production of Carmen which is truly unique.« [NDR]
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
German text version by Bettina Bartz and Werner Hintze

In the repertoire since 27 Nov 2011
Sat., 23. June 2018, 19:30

Crew

Musical direction
Stage designer
Thilo Reuter
Costumes
Ellen Hofmann
Dramaturgy
Ingo Gerlach
Light
Franck Evin
Video
Jan Speckenbach

Cast

Don José
Frasquita
Mercedes
Dancairo
Tänzerin Manuela
Remendado
Morales
guitars
Rajko Schlee, Zamna Urista-Rojas
Chorsolisten Komischen Oper Berlin