Cycle Bizet, ‘l'oiseau rebelle’

Carmen

Opéra-comique in four acts by Georges Bizet, libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, after Prosper Mérimée, first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris.
The version including recitatives by Ernest Guiraud was premiered in Vienna on 23 October 1875.
Opera
© Marion Kerno
Following the rediscovery of the first version of Gounod’s Faust (2018) and the original version of Offenbach’s La Vie parisienne (2021), the Palazzetto Bru Zane and its partners present a restoration – this time in visual terms – of another great French Romantic opera: Bizet’s Carmen, with the costumes, sets and staging of the 1875 premiere. Combining vivid tableaux and a first-rate cast, this revival of the famous opera with its original mise-en-scène is presented for the second season.

Dates

Tue 14 January 2025
20.00
Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles, Versailles
Wed 15 January 2025
20.00
Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles, Versailles
Thu 16 January 2025
20.00
Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles, Versailles
Fri 17 January 2025
20.00
Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles, Versailles
Sat 18 January 2025
20.00
Chapelle Royale du Château de Versailles, Versailles
Sun 19 January 2025
15.00
Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles, Versailles
Tue 21 January 2025
20.00
Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles, Versailles
Wed 22 January 2025
20.00
Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles, Versailles
Thu 27 March 2025
19.30
Grand Theatre Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
Fri 28 March 2025
19.30
Grand Theatre Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
Sat 29 March 2025
19.30
Grand Theatre Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
Sun 30 March 2025
14.30
Grand Theatre Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong

Performers

CHŒUR DE L’OPÉRA ROYAL
ORCHESTRE DE L’OPÉRA ROYAL
Hervé Niquet conductor
Guillemette Daboval assistant conductor
Romain Gilbert stage director
Gabrielle Laviale assistant stage director
Antoine Fontaine set designer
Adrien Dauvillier assistant set designer
Christian Lacroix costume designer
Jean-Philippe Pons assistant costume designer
Vincent Chaillet choreography
Hervé Gary lighting
Stéphane Lebel lighting assistant

Carmen Adèle Charvet or Éléonore Pancrazi
Don José Julien Behr or Kevin Amiel
Escamillo Alexandre Duhamel
Micaëla Florie Valiquette or Vannina Santoni
Frasquita Gwendoline Blondeel
Mercédès Ambroisine Bré
Moralès Halidou Nombre**
Zuniga Nicolas Certenais
Le Remendado Attila Varga-Tóth**
Le Dancaïre Matthieu Walendzik
** Members of the Académie de l’Opéra Royal de Versailles
Staged version
* Co-production Château de Versailles Spectacles / Opéra de Rouen Normandie / Bru Zane France / Palazzetto Bru Zane
* Delegated production Bru Zane France
Score published by
Choudens (revisions by the Palazzetto Bru Zane)
Bru Zane Mediabase
Digital resources for French Romantic music
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