Wednesday21.15
Seebühne Bregenz
Carignani / Bizet "Carmen"

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She‘s desired by all and is an object of fascination for the soldiers on guard duty as they smoke and play cards: Carmen. The soldier Don José is ordered to detain her after a fight but she twists him around her finger. He is arrested for his weakness but is soon released. He sees the flower she threw at him as a token of her love and dreams of spending his life with her, even at the cost of losing his rank and status. He hides out with her band of smugglers, ignores Micaëla‘s words of warning, and even imagines he‘s more than a match for Escamillo, the swaggering bullfighter. The latter, however, has long since captured Carmen‘s heart, making Don José mad with jealousy... Georges Bizet‘s captivating music with its Spanish sounds took the world by storm: Carmen‘s Habanera and Seguidilla, like Escamillo‘s Toreador‘s Song, are known to one and all. The French composer‘s most successful opera will be staged at Bregenz with a set designed by British artist Es Devlin. She has designed sets for pop stars like Ad le, U2, Take That, the Pet Shop Boys and Kanye West. In collaboration with the stage director Kasper Holten, Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House in London, she has also worked at opera houses in Helsinki and Copenhagen, at the Theater an der Wien and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. For the Danish stage director, this "opera about destiny and obsession" centres on "two people who are treated as outsiders, whose paths cross and who cling to each other in a passionate but unhealthy relationship".

Performers

Paolo Carignani 
conductor 
Kasper Holten 
director 
Gaëlle Arquez 
mezzo-soprano 
 (Carmen )
Daniel Johansson 
tenor 
 (Don José )
Scott Hendricks 
baritone 
 (Escamillo )
Elena Tsallagova 
soprano 
 (Micaëla )
Jana Baumeister 
soprano 
 (Frasquita )
Marion Lebègue 
mezzo-soprano 
 (Mercédès )
Sébastian Soulès 
bass-baritone 
 (Zuniga )
Rafael Fingerlos 
baritone 
 (Moralès )
Simeon Esper 
tenor 
 (Remendado )
Dariusz Perczak 
baritone 
 (Dancaïro )
Prager Philharmonischer Chor
mixed choir 
Bregenzer Festspielchor
mixed choir 
Kinderchor der Musikmittelschule Bregenz Stadt
children's choir 
Wiener Symphoniker

Programme

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Saturday21.15
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Sunday21.15
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Tuesday21.15
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Wednesday21.15
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Thursday21.15
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Friday21.15
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Saturday21.15
Seebühne Bregenz
Sunday21.15
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Tuesday21.00
Seebühne Bregenz
Wednesday21.00
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Thursday21.00
Seebühne Bregenz
Friday21.00
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Saturday21.00
Seebühne Bregenz
Sunday21.00
Seebühne Bregenz
Tuesday21.00
Seebühne Bregenz
Wednesday21.00
Seebühne Bregenz
Thursday21.00
Seebühne Bregenz
Friday21.00
Seebühne Bregenz
Saturday21.00
Seebühne Bregenz
Sunday21.00
Seebühne Bregenz
Tuesday21.00
Seebühne Bregenz
Wednesday21.00
Seebühne Bregenz
Thursday21.00
Seebühne Bregenz
Friday21.00
Seebühne Bregenz
Saturday21.00
Seebühne Bregenz
Sunday21.00
Seebühne Bregenz

Location

Festspielhaus Bregenz
Platz der Wiener Symphoniker 1, 6900 Bregenz

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