Ensemble
Ensemble
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Adrián Pérez Ramos, Ks. Franz Supper, Belen Celedon Moraga, Rocio Belén Reyes Patricio, Bàrbara Vidal Pascual, Bernat Messeguer Pérez
Adrián Pérez Ramos, Ks. Franz Supper, Belen Celedon Moraga, Rocio Belén Reyes Patricio, Bàrbara Vidal Pascual, Bernat Messeguer Pérez
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Ks. Franz Supper
Ks. Franz Supper
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von oben nach unten: Bárbara  Vidal Pascual, Bernat Messeguer Pérez und Belen Celedon Moraga
von oben nach unten: Bárbara Vidal Pascual, Bernat Messeguer Pérez und Belen Celedon Moraga
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Luke Sincalair und Ensemble
Luke Sincalair und Ensemble
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Opernchor und Philipp Schöllhorn
Opernchor und Philipp Schöllhorn
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Laura Incko und Opernchor
Laura Incko und Opernchor
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Ks. Franz Supper, Benjamin Büche, Salzburger Theater und Festspiele Kinderchor und Opernchor
Ks. Franz Supper, Benjamin Büche, Salzburger Theater und Festspiele Kinderchor und Opernchor
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Opernchor
Opernchor
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Deniz Uzun
Deniz Uzun
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Deniz Uzun
Deniz Uzun
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Laura Incko und Luke Sinclair
Laura Incko und Luke Sinclair
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Belen Celedon Moraga, Rocio Belén Reyes Patricio und Opernchor
Belen Celedon Moraga, Rocio Belén Reyes Patricio und Opernchor
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Deniz Uzun
Deniz Uzun
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Deniz Uzun und Olivia Cosío
Deniz Uzun und Olivia Cosío
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Hazel McBain, Deniz Uzun und Olivia Cosío
Hazel McBain, Deniz Uzun und Olivia Cosío
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Raimundas Juzuitis
Raimundas Juzuitis
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Olivia Cosío, George Humphreys und Hazel McBain
Olivia Cosío, George Humphreys und Hazel McBain
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George Humphreys, Olivia Cosío, Opernchor und Hazel McBain
George Humphreys, Olivia Cosío, Opernchor und Hazel McBain
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Olivia Cosío, Deniz Uzun, Hazel McBain und George Humphreys
Olivia Cosío, Deniz Uzun, Hazel McBain und George Humphreys
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Hazel McBain
Hazel McBain
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Olivia Cosío, Hazel McBain, Deniz Uzun, Samuel Pantcheff und Ks. Franz Supper
Olivia Cosío, Hazel McBain, Deniz Uzun, Samuel Pantcheff und Ks. Franz Supper
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Luke Sinclair und Deniz Uzun
Luke Sinclair und Deniz Uzun
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Luke Sinclair und Deniz Uzun
Luke Sinclair und Deniz Uzun
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Luke Sinclair und Ensemble
Luke Sinclair und Ensemble
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Belen Celedon Moraga
Belen Celedon Moraga
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Belen Celedon Moraga
Belen Celedon Moraga
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Deniz Uzun
Deniz Uzun
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Deniz Uzun und Bárbara Vidal Pascual
Deniz Uzun und Bárbara Vidal Pascual
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Deniz Uzun
Deniz Uzun
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Laura Incko
Laura Incko
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Laura Incko
Laura Incko
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George Humphreys und Luke Sinclair
George Humphreys und Luke Sinclair
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Samuel Pantcheff
Samuel Pantcheff
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Deniz Uzun, Luke Sinclair und Opernchor
Deniz Uzun, Luke Sinclair und Opernchor
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Luke Sinclair, Hazel McBain, Laura Incko, Deniz Uzun und Opernchor
Luke Sinclair, Hazel McBain, Laura Incko, Deniz Uzun und Opernchor
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George Humphreys und Ensemble
George Humphreys und Ensemble
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Ensemble
Ensemble
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Deniz Uzun und George Humphreys
Deniz Uzun und George Humphreys
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Carmen

Georges Bizet

Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy / In French

Premiere 20. May 2022 / Theatre tent

Synopsis

You will find the theater tent at the exhibition center: Messezentrum 1, 5020 Salzburg. You can find a description of the route here.
To see the culinary offer in the Cicrus tent, click here.

Carmen lives and loves freely, defying all social conventions. After a fight with one of her colleagues escalates, she is arrested and finds an unexpected admirer in soldier Don José. He helps her escape and is drawn into a vortex of crime by his passion for her. But when Carmen loses interest in Don José and he is suddenly faced with a new rival in Escamillo, fate takes a tragic turn.

Georges Bizet set out to revolutionise the genre of opéra comique with his “Carmen” – and he succeeded. The world premiere almost caused a scandal, as the work’s uncompromising realism and its socially ostracised main protagonists surprised audiences and alienated critics: The press called it a “highly immoral work”. “Carmen” is both a social portrait and a psychobiography. It fuses the topics of love, passion, freedom and death more thoroughly than almost any other opera and its famous melodies, such as the “Habanera” and the “Toreador Song”, have made “Carmen” one of the biggest global successes in opera history.

In keeping with the opera’s unusual scenes and characters, Andrea Bernard stages “Carmen” in a circus tent.

“Carmen” saw its world premiere in 1875 in a version with spoken dialogue, but it was only a series of performances in Vienna a few months later that launched the opera’s great success, which lasts to this day. Georges Bizet (1838–1875) did not live to see the triumph of his most important composition; he died at the age of 36, only three months after the world premiere.

The Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg is conducted by Gabriel Venzago, the Salzburg State Theatre’s Principal Conductor.

Duration: 2 hours and 40 minutes / one break

 

              

Reviews

Regisseur Andrea Bernard und Ausstatterin Stefanie Seitz versetzen die Handlung in die Welt des fahrenden Volkes. Das erweist sich als schlüssig – und befreit die Opéra comique von vielen ihrer Zigeuner- und Spanien-Klischees. […] Alles fügt sich zu einer gelungenen Produktion, die aus der Ausnahmesituation des Spielorts Gewinn zieht, zusammen.

Salzburger Nachrichten

Georges Bizets Erfolgsoper „Carmen“, von Andrea Bernard inszeniert, bestand ihre „Prüfung“ mit Salto mortale. […] Schillernd bunt in allen Zirkusfarben und Kostümformen ist die Bühne von Stefanie Seitz. […] Dem Mozarteumorchester Salzburg unter Gabriel Venzago, hinter der Manege auf einer Empore zu sehen, gelang es, die musikalischen Feinheiten von Bizets Werk hörbar zu machen.

Reichenhaller Tagblatt

Cast

Musical Director Gabriel Venzago

Director Andrea Bernard

Stage and Costume Design Stefanie Seitz

Choreography Carlo Massari

Lichtdesign Daniela Klein

Dramaturgie Thomas Rufin

Musikal. Einstudierung / Leitung des Kinderchores Wolfgang Götz

Choreinstudierung Carl Philipp Fromherz


Carmen Deniz Uzun
Corinna Scheurle

Don José Luke Sinclair

Escamillo George Humphreys
Raimundas Juzuitis

Micaëla Laura Incko

Dancaïro Samuel Pantcheff
Alexander Hüttner

Remendado Ks. Franz Supper

Moralès Philipp Schöllhorn
Samuel Pantcheff

Zuniga Raimundas Juzuitis
Philipp Schöllhorn

Frasquita Hazel McBain

Mercédès Olivia Cosío

Seilakrobatin Belen Celedon Moraga

Trapezakrobatin Rocio Belén Reyes Patricio*

Jongleure Benjamin Büche
Marcel Zuluaga

Hand-to-hand Akrobatik Bernat Messeguer Pérez*
Adrián Pérez Ramos*
Bàrbara Vidal Pascual*
(*Company Du'K'tO)

Orchester Mozarteumorchester Salzburg

Chor Chor und Extrachor des Salzburger Landestheaters

Kinderchor Salzburger Festspiele und Theater Kinderchor

Audio introduction

von Thomas Rufin