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Carmen 2024Opéra-Comique, Paris

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The Edinburgh International Festival has only given us one staging of Carmen, that being the wonderfully memorable Piero Fagioni production seen in 1977 and the following year.  Claudio Abbado conducted Teresa Berganza in the title role, with Plácido Domingo as José first time round, followed by Pedro Lavirgen.

This production is perhaps not as starry, but the opera received its premiere at the hands of this theatre in 1875, so that makes it more interesting.

Conductor Loius Langrée is a familiar visitor to Scotland, conducting the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Performance Cast

Moralès a corporal of dragoons

Jean-Christophe Lanièce

Micaëla a peasant girl

Elbenita Kajtazi

Don José a corporal of dragoons

Saimir Pirgu

Zuniga a lieutenant of dragoons

François Lis

Carmen a gypsy

Gaëlle Arquez

Frasquita a gypsy, Carmen’s friend

Norma Nahoun

Mercédès a gypsy, Carmen’s friend

Aliénor Feix

Escamillo a toreador

Jean-Fernand Setti

Dancaïre a smuggler

Matthieu Walendzik

Remendado a smuggler

Abel Zamora

Performance DatesCarmen 2024

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Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

4 Aug, 18.00 6 Aug, 19.00 8 Aug, 19.00

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