Bizet's Carmen

Núria Espert (stage director), Zubin Mehta (conductor) – With Maria Ewing, Luis Lima and Leontina Vaduva – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

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Núria Espert — Stage director
Gerardo Vera — Set designer
Bruno Boyer — Lighting
Franca Squarciapino — Costumes
Maria Ewing — Carmen
Luis Lima — Don José
Leontina Vaduva — Micaëla
Gino Quilico — Escamillo
Judith Howarth — Frasquita
Jean Rigby — Mercedes
Roderick Earle — Zuniga
Christopher Booth-Jones — Morales
Jean-Pierre Blanchard — Andres
Bruno Caproni — Dancaïro
Francis Egerton — Remendado
Daniel Pageon — Lillas Pastia

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Bizet's masterwork, Carmen, directed for stage by the Spanish actress Núria Espert.

Carmen is certainly one of the world's most popular operas. The overture, the famous habanera "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle," to name but a few, are universally well-known scores; and rightly so, as the colorful and vibrant music composed by Bizet recreates brilliantly the intense and sensuous atmosphere of the 19th century Spain. The outstanding production by the Spanish stage director and actress Núria Espert lets the spectator enjoy once again the hymn to passion and freedom.

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Directed by:
Barrie Gavin
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London, Great Britain)
Production date: 1991
Duration: 2 h 43 min
Production: © BBC TV / ROH / RM Arts
Available subtitle(s): EN
Resolution: SD