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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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Robert Trevino; Matthias Hartmann; Zurich Opera; Volker Hintermeier; Su Bühler; Martin Gebhardt; Teresa Rotemberg

DandenongNational Tour Carmen

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Luke Spicer; Matthew Barclay; Opera Australia; Anna Cordingley

FrankstonNational Tour Carmen

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Luke Spicer; Matthew Barclay; Opera Australia; Anna Cordingley

BendigoNational Tour Carmen

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Luke Spicer; Matthew Barclay; Opera Australia; Anna Cordingley

BallaratNational Tour Carmen

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Luke Spicer; Matthew Barclay; Opera Australia; Anna Cordingley
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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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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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