Georges Bizet’s Opéra Comique premiered in Paris in 1875 and is presented in Chania on 2nd February, directed by Sir Richard Eyre.
Bizet’s masterpiece of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. The opera’s melodic sweep is as irresistible as the title character herself, a force of nature who has become a defining female cultural figure. Carmen was a scandal at its premiere but soon after became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world.
WHEN: 2nd February 19.55
WHERE: Centre of Mediterranean Architecture, Venetian Harbour, Chania
Ticket: 15 € – 10 €
Clémentine Margaine, an internationally acclaimed French mesoist, is the irresistible planner of the project, next to Roberto Alagna who greeted the audience in the role of Don Jose in 2010. Louis Langrée directs Met’s beloved production to Sir Richard Eyre’s fantastic director. The Carmen Opera has traveled all over the world, translated almost in all European languages, but also in other languages such as Japanese and Chinese and is considered by many to be the most successful opera in the history of music.