It is with great regret that we see ourselves forced to cancel the entire performance series of Carmen. In this article, we wish to share with you the reasons behind this decision. All ticket holders will be contacted in the coming days for a refund of their tickets.


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Alain Altinoglu and Laurent Pelly on Verdi’s guffawing goodbye

“After having relentlessly massacred so many heroes and heroines, I have at last the right to laugh a little," Verdi commented on his comical swan song Falstaff. Chief-conductor Alain Altinoglu explains how the gags are not limited to what is seen on stage. Director Laurent Pelly, meanwhile, mixes bitter and sweet into a well-balanced Verdian cocktail. As if he himself were a bartender in the Osteria della Giarrettiera.

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