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Work: Carmen

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ComposerBizet, Georges (1838-1875)
PeriodRomantic
Year1875
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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AmsterdamPalestine Youth Orchestra: East meets West

Palestine Youth Orchestra: East meets West
Tchaikovsky, Arnita, Saint-Saëns, Wagner, Bizet
Palestine Youth Orchestra; Vincent de Kort

RigaCarmen

© Agnese Zeltiņa
Bizet: Carmen
Jānis Liepiņš; Marie-Ève Signeyrole; Latvian National Opera; Fabien Teigné; Yashi; Ramona Zaharia; Dmitry Golovnin

VilniusCarmen

Carmen
Bizet: Carmen
Robertas Šervenikas; Arnaud Bernard; Maria Carla Ricotti; Justina Gringytė; Andris Ludvigs

BerlinCarmen

Carmen
Bizet: Carmen
Jordi Bernàcer; Ole Anders Tandberg; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Erlend Birkeland; Maria Geber; Irene Roberts; Saimir Pirgu

LeipzigCarmen

© Tom Schulze
Bizet: Carmen
Matthias Foremny; Lindy Hume; Oper Leipzig; Dan Potra; Kathrin Göring; Rinat Shaham
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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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Costa-Jackson's sultry Carmen in Seattle

Ginger Costa-Jackson (Carmen) © Sunny Martini
Good-time girl, hometown sweetheart, torn-apart lover, smugglers and rivals, familiar songs, a cliffhanger of a tale. 
*****
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An exciting open air Carmen in Adelaide

Helen Sherman (Carmen) and James Egglestone (Don José) © Soda Street Productions

Performing Carmen in the open works well. This open-air Adelaide event combined wonderful music and delightful singing, making for an impressive evening.

****1
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Carmen meets Tosca at the Royal Swedish Opera

Daniel Johansson (Don José) and Miriam Treichl (Carmen) © Markus Gårder
A semi-successful production with an interesting underlying idea and a solid cast brings Bizet’s masterpiece back to Stockholm.
***11
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Royal Opera Carmen: slicker, but still a mountain to climb

Gaëlle Arquez (Carmen) © ROH | Bill Cooper
Barrie Kosky's troubled production returns to Covent Garden
***11
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