Carmen

Revival premiere 1 November 2019
  • Opera
  • 1 nov19 dec 2019, Main Stage.
  • 3 hours and 50 minutes, including 2 intervals.
  • Ensemble

    Team

    Conductor
    Patrik Ringborg
    Direction, original production
    Sir David McVicar
    Direction, revival production
    Marie Lambert
    Set design
    Michael Vale
    Costume design
    Sue Blane
    Choreography, original production
    Andrew George
    Lighting design, original production
    Paule Constable
    Lighting design, original production
    Clare O’Donoghue

    Ensemble

    Carmen
    Katarina Giotas
    Don José
    Joachim Bäckström
    Escamillo
    Mats Persson
    Micaëla
    Frida Engström
    Dancaïre
    Mattias Ermedahl
    Remendado
    Daniel Ralphsson
    Zuniga
    Sami Yousri
    Moralès
    Henrik Andersson
    Frasquita
    Mia Karlsson
    Mércèdes
    Ann-Kristin Jones
    Lillas Pastia
    Jérôme Delbey
    The Göteborg Opera Chorus
    The Göteborg Opera Orchestra
    Dancers, Children’s Chorus, Extras

Ticket release 23 April @ 10am

Carmen

Opera in three acts by Georges Bizet (1838–1875). Libretto Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy based on a novella by Prosper Mérimée.

Sung in French with Swedish and English surtitles.

Trailer from the 2016 production
”Opera at its best”Dagens Nyheter
”Katarina Giotas makes an outstanding interpretation of the role”Göteborgs-Posten
”Luxurious”SR Kulturnytt
Katarina Giotas
Tilo Stengel
Carmen personifies independence and passion: she is wild, fearless, voracious. When she throws her rose to Don José, thus commences a relationship that will end in tragedy. The otherwise conscientious José becomes a man possessed, abandoning everything to follow her. But as Carmen’s passion wanes, she swiftly moves on to the next target, the next man. She is a woman who will never compromise her independence.

Bizet’s seductive factory girls have been capturing hearts for almost 150 years. Sir David McVicar’s gory and visually spectacular interpretation was created for Glyndebourne 2002. 

In our revival, Katarina Giotas returns as Carmen, with Joachim Bäckström as her bewitched lover, Don José. The self-assured bullfighter Escamillo, played by  Mats Persson, sweeps us away with the Toreador Song in act one, while  Frida Engström delights us in the role of José’s childhood love, sweet Micaëla. Conductor Patrik Ringborg infuses the melodious and dramatic music with glory.

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Rehearsals prior to the production in 2016

Introduction to Carmen

One hour prior to each opera performance on the Main Stage, we present an introduction to the evening’s performance. They last around 20 minutes and are held at the Göteborg Opera Small Stage. Admission is free. Limited places available

Please note: introductions are presented in Swedish, and there is no introduction on the premiere performance.

13 performances

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Upcoming shows

November 2019

Fri 1/11
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Wed 6/11
19:00
Main Stage 
Pensioner discount
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 9/11
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Wed 13/11
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sun 17/11
16:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Wed 20/11
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sat 23/11
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Wed 27/11
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am

December 2019

Tue 3/12
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Thu 5/12
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sun 8/12
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Wed 11/12
19:00
Main Stage 
Pensioner discount
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Thu 19/12
19:00
Main Stage 
Last performance
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am

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