PROGRAMME

Carmen

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Opera

30. 3. 2024 19:00–22:00
The New Stage

Georges Bizet

Carmen

Bizet’s Carmen belongs to the greatest repertoire keepers of opera theatres. The libretto was written by an experienced duo of H. Meilhac and L. Halévy upon Prosper Mérimée’s novel that was based on a true story.

Carmen was something entirely new for his contemporaries as it realistically presents the story of an ill-fated love of Don José and Carmen the gypsy who provokes him to jealousy by falling in love with Escamillo the toreador. José does not let Carmen to go to corrida where Escamillo is winning and murders her. Bizet’s fascinating music took inspiration from the rhythms of Spanish folk music, mainly seguidilla and habanera. Besides the famous arias and duets the opera thrills also with its spellbinding chorals.

Bizet died three months after an unsuccessful premiere of Carmen and did not see its massive success that came later.

scene The New Stage
opening night 25. 1. 2020
length of performance 180 min
recommended age from 10 years old

Creators

Musical arrangement:
Jiří Štrunc
Conductors:
Jiří Štrunc / Jakub Zicha
Directed by:
Martin Otava
Stage Design:
Lukáš Kuchinka
Costume:
Dana Haklová
Light design:
Antonín Pfleger
Script Editor:
Zbyněk Brabec
Choirmaster:
Jakub Zicha
Choreography:
Nelly Danko
Assistant director:
Jakub Hliněnský
Assistant Choreographer:
Martin Šinták
Musical preparation:
Maxim Averkiev, Martin Marek
Prompter:
Viktorie Šimůnková
Stage manager:
Petra Kuldová Tolašová

Prersons and actors

Carmen:
Jana Foff / Nina Gracheva / Václava Krejčí Housková
Don José:
Paolo Lardizzone
Micaela:
Megan Barrera / Doubravka Součková / Ivana Veberová
Escamillo:
Csaba Kotlár / Jiří Rajniš
Zuniga:
Jan Hnyk / Jevhen Šokalo
Frasquita:
Radka Sehnoutková / Doubravka Součková
Mercedes:
Ivana Klimentová / Jana Piorecká
Remendado:
Viktor Bezkorovainyi / Tomáš Kořínek
Dancairo:
Jakub Hliněnský / Daniel Kfelíř
Morales:
Jakub Hliněnský / Jiří Kubík
Sbor opery, Orchestr opery DJKT, Balet DJKT, Kajetán – Dětský sbor opery DJKT
  • The opera will be staged in the French original.
  • The length of the production is given including 1 intermission.

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