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Gran Teatre del LiceuBarcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain
2020 June 09 20:00, June 11 20:00, June 12 20:00, June 14 17:00, June 15 20:00, June 17 20:00, June 18 20:00, June 20 18:00, June 21 18:00, June 22 20:00
Performers
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Patrick SummersConductor
Calixto BieitoDirector
Alfons FloresSet Designer
Mercè PalomaCostume Designer
Anita RachvelishviliMezzo-sopranoCarmen2020 Jun 09, 12
Varduhi AbrahamyanMezzo-sopranoCarmen2020 Jun 11, 14, 17, 20, 22
Clémentine MargaineMezzo-sopranoCarmen2020 Jun 15, 18, 21
Charles CastronovoTenorDon José2020 Jun 09, 12, 15, 18, 21
Leonardo CapalboTenorDon José2020 Jun 11, 14, 17, 20, 22
Simón OrfilaBassEscamillo2020 Jun 09, 12, 15, 18, 21
Eric GreeneBaritoneEscamillo2020 Jun 11, 14, 17, 20, 22
Maria MiróSopranoMicaëla2020 Jun 09, 14, 15, 20, 22
Jeanine De BiqueSopranoMicaëla2020 Jun 11, 12, 17, 18, 21
Felipe BouBaritoneZuniga
Toni MarsolBaritoneMoralès
Jasmine HabershamSopranoFrasquita
Laura VilaMezzo-sopranoMercédès
Manel EsteveBaritoneLe Dancaïre
Antonio LozanoTenorLe Remendado

Bieito's celebrated milestone production with the voices of Rachvelishvili, Margaine and Abrahamyan.

Though Carmen was a flop when it was first staged and probably hastened Bizet's death, it became a firm favourite with audiences throughout the world during the closing decades of the 19th century. The French composer based it on the novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée and his gypsy cigarette girl, with her indomitable sense of freedom and tragic fate, eventually attained immortality.

Stage director Calixto Bieito made his operatic debut with Carmen at the Peralada Festival back in 1999, just months before the Liceu reopened after the fire. His production has since been reprised in various theatres in Spain and abroad, including the Liceu. He sets the action in one of Spain's last colonies in North Africa, where blood and sweat flow together in Carmen's last, fatal encounter.

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