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Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 22 March to 16 June 2015
Georges Bizet

Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala

Treble Voices Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala

Teatro alla Scala Production


Running Time: 3 hours 25 minutes intermissions included


Conductor Massimo Zanetti
Staging Emma Dante
Sets Richard Peduzzi
Costumes Emma Dante
Lights Dominique Bruguière
Choreographic movements Manuela Lo Sicco


Don José José Cura (March)
Francesco Meli (June)
Escamillo Vito Priante (March);
Artur Ruciński (June)
Le Dancaïre Michal Partyka
Le Remendado Fabrizio Paesano
Moralès Alessandro Luongo
Zuniga Gabriele Sagona
Carmen Elīna Garanča (March)
Anita Rachvelishvili (June)
Micaëla Elena Mosuc (March)
Nino Machaidze (June)
Frasquita Hanna Hipp
Mercédès Sofia Mchedlishvili*
Une marchande d’orange Alessandra Fratelli
Un bohemien Alberto M. Rota
Lillas Pastia Rémi Boissy
Un guide Carmine Maringola

Notes on performances

By now an acclaimed classic with a stream of revivals, this is the Emma Dante show that so shocked part of the gallery on its opening night in 2009. A free, secular and rebellious Carmen, mired in a world of grey and dusty decay, bedecked with religious ornaments, votive offerings and blood-red gashes. A maiden Carmen, untouched by social hypocrisy, an unsullied martyr, almost angelic. The leads were played by Elīna Garanča and José Cura, then revisited by Anita Rachvelishvili (making her debut to great acclaim in this show) and Francesco Meli. The baton is wielded by the world-renowned opera specialist Massimo Zanetti.