An ever-popular tale of fiery passion
Cast includes: Nadia Krasteva 7., 11., 17.7. / Katharine Goeldner 23. ja 25.7. (Carmen),
Luc Robert (Don José), Randall Jakobsh / Aris Argiris (Escamillo),
7.7., 11.7., 17.7. /Emily Dorn 23.7., 25.7. (Micaëla).
Bizet’s Carmen is an opera of striking rhythms and some of the world’s most stirring melodies, such as the “Toreador Song”, the “Gypsy’s Song” and the “Habanera”. It captivates the audience not only with its music, but also with its story – that of a strong, determined woman. In the words of the stage director, Marianne Mörck: “We follow Carmen as she tries to defend her right to a life of freedom.”
Carmen, a woman who radiates an irresistible seductive charm, casts her spell on Don José. But Fate has other plans in mind, and she falls into the arms of Escamillo the toreador. Her cold rejection of Don José drives him to desperate acts in a maelstrom of passion.
Stage director: Marianne Mörck
Stage design: Anna Kontek
Costumes: Ann-Maria Anttila
Lighting design: Thorsten Dahn
Chorus master: Matti Hyökki
Children’s choir coach: Leena Astikainen