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Work: Carmen

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ComposerBizet, Georges (1838-1875)
PeriodRomantic
LibrettistHenri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy,
Year1875
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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TokyoGeorges Bizet: CarmenNew production

New National Theatre Tokyo
Bizet: Carmen
Kazushi Ono; Àlex Ollé; New National Theatre; Alfons Flores; Lluc Castells; Stéphanie d'Oustrac; Migran Agadzhanyan

PragueCarmenNew production

Bizet: Carmen
Jaroslav Kyzlink; Grischa Asagaroff; Prague National Theatre Opera; Zbyněk Müller; Luigi Perego; Nana Dzidziguri

LeipzigCarmen

© Tom Schulze
Bizet: Carmen
Matthias Foremny; Lindy Hume; Oper Leipzig; Dan Potra; Kathrin Göring; Sébastien Guèze

LeedsCarmenNew production

Carmen
Bizet: Carmen
Garry Walker; Edward Dick; Opera North; Colin Richmond; Laura Hopkins; Chrystal E Williams; Antoine Bélanger

ViennaCarmenNew production

Bizet: Carmen
Andrés Orozco-Estrada; Calixto Bieito; Vienna State Opera; Alfons Flores; Mercè Paloma; Anita Rachvelishvili; Charles Castronovo
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Pappano leads The Royal Opera's return to action

Aigul Akhmetshina © Royal Opera House
After a few streamed events with chamber forces, the full orchestra and chorus returned to the House – albeit not in their usual positions – for an entertaining fundraising gala.
****1
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Empty hunger: Bieito’s Carmen returns to ENO

Sean Panikkar (Don José) and Justina Gringytė (Carmen) © Richard Hubert Smith
Bieito’s Carmen is now a mainstay of ENO's repertoire, but with an excellent central cast led by Sean Panikkar and Justina Gringytė, the production feels entirely fresh. 
****1
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An electrifying Carmen from Oper Leipzig

Leonardo Caimi (Don José) and Kathrin Göring (Carmen) © Kirsten Nijhof
With an excellent cast and sumptuous orchestral playing, Oper Leipzig delivers a vivid evening of enjoyment.
****1
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Carmen in Cardiff: WNO's powerful new production is a triumph

Virginie Verrez (Carmen) and Dimitri Pittas (Don José) © Bill Cooper
Virginie Verrez acted not with fire and ice but with gallic insouciance.
****1
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Carmen minus charisma: a limp revival of Kosky's production

Jacquelyn Stucker (Frasquita), Anaïk Morel (Carmen), Hongni Wu (Mercédès) and dancers © ROH | Bill Cooper
Barrie Kosky's divisive production returns to The Royal Opera but has lost its zing. 
**111
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