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Composer: Bizet, Georges (1838-1875)

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Year of birth1838
Year of death1875
February 2018
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Bizet: Carmen
John Spencer IV; Martha Collins; Sarasota Opera; David P Gordon; Howard Tsvi Kaplan; Lisa Chavez; Cody Austin

MunichFestkonzert in Schloss Nymphenburg

Festkonzert in Schloss Nymphenburg
Schubert, Beethoven, Bizet
Residenz Solisten

KasselClassic Night

Bernstein, Offenbach, Bizet, Mozart, Korngold, Puccini, Gershwin, Williams
Orchester des Staatstheaters Kassel; Joakim Unander

EdinburghBernstein Halil

Fauré, Bernstein, Lebrun, Bizet
Scottish Chamber Orchestra; François Leleux; Alison Mitchell

GlasgowBernstein Halil

Fauré, Bernstein, Lebrun, Bizet
Scottish Chamber Orchestra; François Leleux; Alison Mitchell
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Pagés' Yo Carmen comes to London

© David Ruano
Made in 2014, Yo Carmen was featured in last year’s Edinburgh Festival.  It is a show with a powerful message and one which is occasionally riveting, mostly when Pagés herself is the focus of attention.
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Kosky's Carmen fails to light fires

Jacquelyn Stucker (Frasquita), Anna Goryachova (Carmen) and Aigul Akhmetashina (Mercédès) © ROH | Bill Cooper
Interesting ideas and a brilliant orchestral performance aren't enough to overcome a visually dull staging, predictable choreography and a lack of chemistry between the protagonists.
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Carmen the butcher at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Clémentine Margaine (Carmen) © Marcus Lieberenz
Stage director Ole Anders Tandberg casts Carmen as the leader of a gang of human organ dealers.
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Devastation and exuberance: Brussels Phil

Stéphane Denève © Uwe Ditz
An enterprising programme combined a striking WWI commemoration from Mark-Anthony Turnage with sumptuous ballet suites from Prokofiev and Ravel, with Nikolaj Znaider rhapsodic in Bruch.
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Tragedy undermined at Wilton's

Aigul Akhmetshina (Carmen) © Clive Barda
Paring the action down to just four singers, La Tragédie de Carmen is the perfect vehicle and venue for a handful of the Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists to strut their stuff.
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