Carmen

Georges Bizet

Carmen

Opera

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

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
20. 4. 2024 19:00 h - 21:45 h

Schedule of performances

Friday 8. 11. 2024
19:00 h 21:45 h
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Saturday 9. 11. 2024
19:00 h 21:45 h
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Friday 22. 11. 2024
19:00 h 21:45 h
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Saturday 23. 11. 2024
19:00 h 21:45 h
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Thursday 12. 12. 2024
19:00 h 21:45 h
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Saturday 28. 12. 2024
18:00 h 20:45 h
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Monday 30. 12. 2024
19:00 h 21:45 h
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In a famous habanera, Carmen declares that every man she loves should beware. But even she is not prepared for what happens when she decides to seduce Don José, a young soldier who initially ignores her. Soon, however, he falls passionately in love with Carmen, leaves his sweetheart Micaela and his job in the army, and joins her and her smuggler friends. However, Carmen quickly gets fed up with his love. When the dashing toreador Escamillo pursues her, Don José's jealousy escalates into violence.
 
A compelling story about the power of human passion is seasoned with lively and touching melodies and captivating rhythms. However, the new production by 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 Preparation Kevin Rhodes
Stage Director Lubor Cukr
Stage and Costume Design David Janošek
Choreography Assistance Tereza Kmotorková
Lighting Design Tomáš Příkrý
Chorus Master Ladislav Kaprinay
Bratislava Boys’ Choir Chorus Masters Magdaléna Rovňáková Gabriel Rovňák
Dramaturgy Jozef Červenka