Carmen

Carmen

Georges Bizet

        

Libretto: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy after a novella by Prosper Mérimée

First Performance: "Opera Comique", Paris, March 3, 1875

First Peformance at the Israeli Opera: October 5, 1995

First Performance of this production: May 25, 2009

Conductor

         

Emmanuel Joel-Hornak

Yishai Steckler   9.6, 10.6, 11.6, 12.6, 13.6
Revival Director Knighten Smit
Costume Revival Alberto Spiazi
Lighting Designer Jeff Harris
Choreographer Neta Shezaf
Fighting Coach Barak Gonen

Soloists          

   

Carmen Rinat Shaham
Tea Demurishvili   25.5, 27.5, 1.6, 4.6, 6.6, 9.6, 11.6

Don Jose

Neil Shicoff   26.5, 30.5, 3.6
Scott Piper
Yotam Cohen   28.5, 4.6, 6.6, 11.6
Escamillo Josef Wafner
Mikolai Zalasinski   25.5, 27.5, 1.6, 4.6, 6.6, 7.6, 10.6, 12.6
Micaela Serena Franocchia
Noa Danon  25.5, 27.5, 1.6, 4.6, 6.6, 9.6, 11.6. 13.6
Zuniga Vladimir Braun
Morales Samuel de Beck Spitzer
Remendado Yossef Aridan
Dancairo  Noah Briger
Mercedes Rachel Frenkel
Bracha Kol   25.5, 27.5, 1.6, 3.6, 4.6, 6.6, 9.6, 11.6
Frasquita Hila Baggio
Ira Bertman    25.5, 27.5, 1.6, 3.6, 4.6, 6.6, 9.6, 11.6


The Israeli Opera Chorus

Conductor: Yishai Steckler

Bat-Kol Chior
Conductor: Dalia Lazar-Shimon

The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

Sung in French
Surtitles in English and Hebrew
Surtitles: Israel Ouval

Seville comes alive on the stage in the Metropolitan Opera's gigantic production featuring the free spirited gypsy who believes in free love and is even willing to die for it. Hundreds of participants led by renowned tenor Neil Shicoff and Israeli Mezzo Soprano Rinat Shaham.

Synopsis

Production's Album
Photos: Yossi Zwecker        


This production based on Franco Zaffirelli's production at the Metropolitan Opera, New - York.


Dates

Mon 25.5 (20:00), Tues 26.5 (20:00), Wed 27.5 (20:00), Thurs 28.5 (13:00),

Sat 30.5 (20:00),  Mon 1.6 (20:00), Wed 3.6 (20:00), Thurs 4.6 (20:00), Fri 5.6 (13:00), Sat 6.6 (20:00)

Sun 7.6 (20:00), Tues 9.6 (20:00), Wed 10.6 (20:00), Thurs 11.6 (20:00), Fri 12.6 (13:00), Sat 13.6 (20:00)

Towards Opening: Sat 25.3 (11:00)

Before the show back stage tours: Mon 25.5 (19:00), Thurs 4.6 (19:00), Sun 7.6 (19:00)





Review

"Rinat Shaham is a sensational Carmen… the voice is an extension of her body and soul." (Edward Seckerson, The Independent)

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