Guest performance
  • Dance
  • 1416 jun 2018, Main Stage.
  • Approx 1 hour 40 minutes including intermission
  • Ensemble


    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
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Creation by Johan Inger

Guest performance by Spain’s national company

Trailer from the production in Madrid, 2015

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, choreographer

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.


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