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Carmen

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Teatro RealMadrid, 28013, Spain
2017 October 11, 12, 14, 15 18:00, 18, 19, 21, 22 18:00, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, November 03, 04, 10, 14, 17 (at 20:00 unless shown)
Performers
Teatro Real
Marc PiolletConductor
Calixto BieitoDirector
Alfons FloresSet Designer
Mercè PalomaCostume Designer
Anna GoryachovaMezzo-sopranoCarmen2017 Oct 11, 14, 18, 24, Nov 10, 14, 17
Stéphanie d'OustracMezzo-sopranoCarmen2017 Oct 12, 19, 22, 25, 28, Nov 03
Gaëlle ArquezMezzo-sopranoCarmen2017 Oct 15, 21, 27, 30, Nov 04
Francesco MeliTenorDon José2017 Oct 11, 14, 18, 21, 24, 27, Nov 10, 14
Andrea CarèTenorDon José2017 Oct 12, 15, 19, 22, 25, 28, Nov 03
Leonardo CaimiTenorDon José2017 Oct 30, Nov 04, 17
Kyle KetelsenBaritoneEscamillo2017 Oct 11, 14, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, Nov 04
Fernando Javier RadóBassEscamillo2017 Oct 12, 15, 19, 22, 25, 28, Nov 03, 10, 14, 17
Eleonora BurattoSopranoMicaëla2017 Oct 11, 14, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, Nov 04
Olga BusuiocSopranoMicaëla2017 Oct 12, 15, 19, 22, 25, 28, Nov 03, 10, 14, 17
Jean TeitgenBassZuniga
Isaac GalánBassMoralès
Olivia DoraySopranoFrasquita
Lidia Vinyes CurtisMezzo-sopranoMercédès
Mikeldi AtxalandabasoTenorLe Remendado
Borja QuizaBassLe Dancaïre
Coro Titular del Teatro Real
Orquesta Titular del Teatro Real

Carmen, a story of violence and marginalization, of menacing boundaries and conflicting ethnicities: this describes the production of Carmen, set during the 70's, a militarized world in continuous transformation. As such, it has very little to do with any of the conventional staging which emphasizes an Andalusian and flamenco atmosphere.

By removing stereotypical clichés, Calixto Bieito gives importance to the passions which move across a minimalist stage that represents a sordid, atavistic, male chauvinist Spain. Here, the cigarette factory is relegated to the side lines of a military barracks in a borderland of what could be Ceuta and Morocco. The Spanish flag flies high in the African territory, a perfect symbol of the desire to impose, although it is not exactly too clear what that imposition may be. The universe of this Carmen is one of shady deals, testosterone, and tourism basking in the sun at the beach. The production was originally conceived for the Festival de Peralada, it was reprised at the Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona and then at the Opéra national de Paris. It is this last version which comes to the stage of the Teatro Real. 

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