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  • Carmen

    Moravian Theatre Opera
    11/6/2010

  • Carmen

    Prague State Opera
    11/3/2004

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    Prague National Theatre Opera
    15/3/1999

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Next performances

24 OCT 2014, Friday, at 19:00

Carmen, opera sung in: French

Prague State Opera, Prague

Best available 1190 CZK


26 OCT 2014, Sunday, at 17:30

Bolero, chamber concert

Spanish Synagogue, Prague

700 CZK


26 OCT 2014, Sunday, at 20:00

Prague Brass Ensemble: From Baroque to Jazz, chamber concert

St Nicholas Church at Old Town, Prague

500 CZK


27 OCT 2014, Monday, at 20:00

Prague Brass Ensemble: From Baroque to Jazz, chamber concert

St Nicholas Church at Old Town, Prague

500 CZK


28 OCT 2014, Tuesday, at 17:30

Bolero, chamber concert

Spanish Synagogue, Prague

700 CZK


Carmen

Opera in 4 acts based on the novel by Prosper Mérimée

genreopera
musicGeorges Bizet
librettoLudovic Halévy
librettoHenri Meilhac
original languageFrançais
03/03/1875 Paris (Opéra-Comique)
3rd January, 1884, Praha (Národní divadlo)

sykorova2.jpgThe story of the passionate and beautiful Carmen, the frivolous seductress, whose fickle life ands at the hands of the jilted lover, was written by Prosper Mérimée a whole thirty years before the premier of Bizet´s work. The thirty-seven-year-old composer intro-duced more characters into the plot. He positioned the carefree Carmen in juxtaposition to the pure and responsible Micaela, in addition to José there is his arch enemy Don Escamillo.

While preserving the simple story Bizet composed an opera full of sensual and wild Spanish melodies which, how-ever, generated enthusiasm throughout Europe only after the premier in 1875 (the audience hiss at the premier in Paris six month earlier). The composer, however, did not live to experience the success of his masterpiece.