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CarmenNew production

National Theatre (Národní divadlo)Ostrovní 1, Praha 1, Prague, Central Bohemian Region, 11000, Czech Republic
Dates/times in Prague time zone
Wednesday 19 October 202219:00
Saturday 29 October 202219:00
Sunday 13 November 202219:00
Saturday 19 November 202219:00
Tuesday 13 December 202219:00
Wednesday 04 January 202319:00
Sunday 29 January 202319:00
Friday 03 February 202319:00
Sunday 26 February 202317:00
Sunday 12 March 202319:00
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Programme
Bizet, Georges (1838-1875)CarmenLibretto by Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy,
Performers
Prague National Theatre Opera
Tomáš BraunerConductor
Zbyněk MüllerConductor
Grischa AsagaroffDirector
Luigi PeregoSet Designer, Costume Designer
Daniel TesařLighting Designer
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
Prague National Theatre Chorus
Beno Blachut JrDramaturgy
Jordanka MilkovaMezzo-sopranoCarmen
Ester PavlůMezzo-sopranoCarmen
Nana DzidziguriMezzo-sopranoCarmen
Michal LehotskýTenorDon José
Luis GomesTenorDon José
Csaba KotlárBaritoneEscamillo
Svatopluk SemBaritoneEscamillo
Łukasz GolińskiBaritoneEscamillo
Kateřina KněžíkováSopranoMicaëla
Jana SiberaSopranoMicaëla
Alžběta PoláčkováSopranoMicaëla
Josef MoravecTenorLe Dancaïre
Jaroslav BřezinaTenorLe Dancaïre
Tomáš KořínekTenorLe Remendado
Martin ŠrejmaTenorLe Remendado
Miloš HorákBass-baritoneZuniga
Jaroslav PatočkaBassZuniga
Lukáš BařákBass-baritoneMoralès
Daniel KfelířBaritoneMoralès
Doubravka SoučkováSopranoFrasquita
Yukiko Šrejmová KinjoSopranoFrasquita
Stanislava JirkůMezzo-sopranoMercédès
Dana ŠťastnáMezzo-sopranoMercédès
Prague State Opera
Prague National Theatre Ballet
Petros GalliasChoreography
Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir
Pavel VaněkChoirmaster / chorus director

Bizet’s Carmen is a staple of the repertoire of the majority of opera houses worldwide. It is extremely popular owing to the music, abounding in torrential rhythms, engrossing melodies and bewitching songs of the beautiful Gypsy, as well as to the overwhelming power of the passions depicted in the story.

Carmen was first presented in Prague in 1880, at the Estates Theatre. The National Theatre staged it on 3 January 1884, shortly after its opening, as the very first foreign opera. In our new production, the story of Don José, a soldier who falls madly in love with the Gypsy Carmen, is retold by the German director Grischa Asagaroff.

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