Opera

    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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