Georges Bizet



A four-act opera in French with Slovak and English subtitles

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
30. 9. 2022 19:00 h - 21:45 h
One of the world opera's most popular titles is a fascinating essence of the French charm and the Spanish passion. Carmen is a thrilling musical drama that transforms operatic history right before the eyes of the audience, in addition to a series of famous arias. It begins as an opéra comique, turns into a romantic drama, and culminates as a veristic opera. A compelling story about the power of human passion is seasoned with lively and touching melodies and captivating rhythms. However, the new production by the director Lubor Cukr has more to offer than just a story of a fickle love; Carmen became a symbol of freedom. Love as both fate and misfortune: direct, cynical, innocent, cruel and, for that very same reason, free.
Running time: 2 hrs 45 mins with one interval
Première September 29, 2022
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Production Team

Musical Direction Kevin Rhodes
Conductors Kevin Rhodes
Directed by Lubor Cukr
Set and Costume Designer David Janošek
Choreography Assistance Tereza Kmotorková
Lighting design Tomáš Příkrý
Chorus Master Ladislav Kaprinay
Bratislava Boys’ Choir Chorus Masters Magdaléna Rovňáková Gabriel Rovňák ml.
Dramaturgy Jozef Červenka