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Composer: Bizet, Georges (1838-1875)

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Year of birth1838
Year of death1875
April 2018
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Bizet: Carmen
Mario Venzago; Stephan Märki; Stadttheater Bern; Philipp Fürhofer; Claude Eichenberger; Jordan Shanahan

GranadaHomenaje a Antoni Ros-Marbà - Clasicismo vienés y romanticismo parisino

Homenaje a Antoni Ros-Marbà - Clasicismo vienés y romanticismo parisino
Haydn, Bizet
Orquesta Ciudad de Granada; Antoni Ros-Marbà; Pablo Martos; Alberto Martos

VallettaThe romantic violin

The romantic violin
Bizet, Mendelssohn, Shor
Armenian State Symphony Orchestra; Sergey Smbatyan; Salvatore Accardo

LondonRussian Opera Gala

Russian Opera Gala
Rachmaninov, Bizet, Handel, Verdi, Arensky, Mozart, Glière, Puccini, Donizetti, Traditional Russian, Di Lazzaro, Denza, Rimsky-Korsakov
Unknown; Graham Owen Jones; Vasily Gerello; Larissa Gergieva; Irina Chernova; Larisa Rudakova

StockholmOrgan Matinée Alma Holm

Organ Matinée Alma Holm
Reddy, Franck, Bizet
Alma Holm, Organ
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François Leleux makes SCO debut as conductor

François Leleux © Thomas Kost
François Leleux both conducts and plays the oboe in Edinburgh, initiating a strong partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
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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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