- 14–16 jun 2018, Main Stage.
- Approx 1 hour 40 minutes including intermission
- Compañía Nacional de Danza
- Johan Inger
- Georges Bizet, Rodion Sjtjedrin
- Newly composed music
- Marc Álvarez
- Set design
- Curt Allen Wilmer
- Constume design
- David Delfín
- Gregor Acuña-Pohl
- Lighting design
- Tom Visser
- Video artisst
- María Salgado
Ticket price SEK 100-395. Three performances. Runs until 16 June. Can be chosen in the Your Choice subscription. Photo by Jesús Vallinas.
Creation by Johan Inger
Guest performance by Spain’s national company
Swedish choreographer Johan Ingers full-length work Carmen had its world premiere in Madrid in spring 2015, which attracted rave reviews and in autumn 2016 it won the ‘Benois de la Danse’, which can be compared to an Oscar in the dance world. Now we have the opportunity to experience this masterpiece, as Spain’s national company (Compañía nacional de danza) makes a guest appearance here at the Göteborg Opera.
Johan Inger created the title role for the Icelandic dancer Emilia Gisladottír – then a member of the Spanish company but now a dancer in GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.
Carmen is a dramatic tale of jealousy which unyieldingly transforms from potent erotic attraction to the brutality of the irreconcilable conclusion. The independent Carmen is as fiery as passion itself. When her infatuation with Don José cools, she moves quickly on to the arms of another. Something he cannot accept. In his timeless Carmen, Johan Inger focuses on the violence of the story, but approaches it from the perspective of an innocent child.
The music is an amalgamation of Bizet's opera, Shchedrin’s ballet and newly commissioned music by Marc Álvarez.
Johan Inger is the in-house choreographer at the Nederlands Dans Theater based in The Hague. In 2011, he created Falter for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.
Images from the performance