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LA MONNAIE DE MUNT

Opera

Carmen

Georges Bizet

Presentation

Carmen: or how a groundbreakingly creative opéra comique from 1875 has today become a veritable legend, feeding the collective psyche with images, preconceived ideas, and distinctive melodies. Here, you can forget the Gypsy girl, the tobacco factory, Seville and its street festivals! For his third production at La Monnaie, Dmitri Tcherniakov presents a radical show. With a realistic setting, it cuts to the core of the legend and thus of the projections and fantasies surrounding our heroine. At the centre of the drama, some emotionally disillusioned modern-day men and women prepare to ‘perform’ Carmen as a therapeutic exercise. The simple role play rapidly transforms into an uncontrollable mechanism whereby a man, consumed by passion, becomes unable to separate himself from his character. Emmanuel Villaume and José Miguel Pérez-Sierra will alternately conduct this intensely passionate score, in which every note serves to enhance the drama.

Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

Libretto by Henry Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy,
after the novella by Prosper Mérimée
Dialogues adapted by Dmitri Tcherniakov

ConductorEMMANUEL VILLAUME / JOSÉ MIGUEL PÉREZ-SIERRA (01, 05, 08, 10, 11 & 13.02)
ChorusmasterJOHANNES KNECHT
Director, set design & costume designDMITRI TCHERNIAKOV
CostumesELENA ZAITSEVA
LightingGLEB FILSHTINSKY

CarmenSTÉPHANIE D’OUSTRAC / ÈVE-MAUD HUBEAUX (01, 03, 05, 08, 10, 11 & 13.02)
Don JoséMICHAEL FABIANO / ANDREA CARÈ (01, 05, 08, & 11.02)
MicaëlaELSA DREISIG / ANNE-CATHERINE GILLET (01, 03, 05, 08, 10, 11 & 13.02)
EscamilloJEAN-SÉBASTIEN BOU
ZunigaJEAN-FERNAND SETTI
MoralèsPIERRE DOYEN
FrasquitaLOUISE FOOR (MM Laureate)
MercédèsANGÉLIQUE NOLDUS
Le DancaïreGUILLAUME ANDRIEUX
Le RemendadoENGUERRAND DE HYS
L’AdministrateurPIERRE GRAMONT

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Children's and Youth Choir of La Monnaie, led by Benoît Giaux

ProductionFESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE (2017)
Co-productionLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT
LES THÉÂTRES DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG
PHILADELPHIA OPERA

Dates & tickets

Dates