Carmen

Georges Bizet

Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala

Treble Voices Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala

Teatro alla Scala Production

 

From 22 March to 16 June 2015

Running Time: 3 hours 21 minutes intermissions included

Sung in French with electronic libretto in Italian, English, French

Notes on the performancesOpen 
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.

Direction 

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

Cast 

Don José
José Cura (March)
Francesco Meli (June)
Escamillo
Artur Ruciński
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
Sofia Mchedlishvili
Mercédès
Hanna Hipp
Lillas Pastia
Rémi Boissy
Un guide
Carmine Maringola
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