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Fotogallerie für Carmen - Insgesamt 3 Fotos.

Into battle – whether eye to eye with the bull, or against a human adversary. In the baking Spanish heat a motley trio are engaged in a struggle between attraction and revulsion, passion and egotism, love and betrayal. Headstrong Carmen lives only for the pleasures of the day; she sees herself and others as mere playthings, and scorns love. For the soldier Don José, the passion which he has sought and found in Carmen becomes his downfall when the virile bullfighter Escamillo disturbs their already crumbling relationship. Georges Bizet’s intoxicating rhythms and ravishing melodies accompany this dance on the volcano’s edge. At the premiere in 1875 in Paris the opera was denounced as »a highly immoral work«. The charge of immorality is difficult to deny. And even worse: this drama of jealous passions becomes a tale of villainy with a deadly conclusion. In the arena the people cheer the victorious torrero. Outside, Carmen meets Don José for the last time. Murder. The curtain falls.


Opera in four acts by Georges Bizet Performed in French with German supertitles

Premiere 28 Sep 2013

Next Performances / Casting

30 Aug 2014
07:00 pm - 09:50 pm
13 Sep 2014
07:00 pm - 09:50 pm
20 Sep 2014
07:00 pm - 09:50 pm
23 Sep 2014
07:00 pm - 09:50 pm
24 Sep 2014
07:00 pm - 09:50 pm
27 Sep 2014
07:00 pm - 09:50 pm
02 Oct 2014
07:00 pm - 09:50 pm
05 Oct 2014
02:00 pm - 04:50 pm
09 Oct 2014
07:00 pm - 09:50 pm
13 Nov 2014
07:00 pm - 09:50 pm

Musical Director: Josep Caballé-Domenech
Staging: Axel Köhler
Set Design: Arne Walther
Costume Design: Henrike Bromber
Choreography: Katrin Wolfram
Lighting Design: Fabio Antoci
Choir: Wolfram Tetzner
Kinderchor: Claudia Sebastian-Bertsch, Andreas Heinze
Dramaturgy: Anne Gerber, Nora Schmid
Chor!: Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden

Casting 13 Nov 2014

Don José: Arnold Rutkowski
Carmen: Gala El Hadidi
Micaëla: Nadja Mchantaf
Escamillo: Zachary Nelson
Zuniga: Tilmann Rönnebeck
Frasquita: Romy Petrick
Mercédès: Angela Liebold
Dancairo: Tom Martinsen
Moralès: Julian Arsenault
Remendado: Timothy Oliver
Lillas Pastia: Enrico Schubert

Staatskapelle Dresden

With generous support of the foundation of the Semperoper Dresden

Project Partner Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen, Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden, Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen, Sachsen Bank

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Arnold Rutkowski (Don José), Anke Vondung (Carmen)|Carmen|© Matthias Creutziger

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