The premiere of Georges Bizet opera “Carmen” on March 2nd

On March 2nd Latvian National Opera invites to the premiere of Georges Bizet opera “Carmen”. Music director and conductor of the new production is Jānis Liepiņš, conductor Normunds Vaicis, stage director as well as author of concept and video art is Marie-Eve Signeyrole. Set designer of the opera is Fabien Teigne, costume designer Yashi, video artist Artis Dzērve, light designer Philippe Berthome, choreographer ­– Guntis Spridzāns.

Cast of the new production includes Ramona Zaharia or Maryam Sokolova as Carmen, Don  Jose will be portrayed by Dmitry Golovnin or Andris Ludvigs. Jānis Apeinis or Rihards Mačanovskis will appear in the role of Escamilio. Part of Miscaela will be played by Dana Bramane or Laura Teivāne. 

Stage Director Marie-Eve Signeyrole explains on her debut at the Latvian National Opera: “We chose to place Carmen’s action in a suburb, in the outskirts of a big city: the children who play outside and provoke the police, drug dealers settling scores, street artists and dancers trying to expressing themselves… A small scale and violent world marked by the extreme hardness of human relationships. We needed a place where sensuality, desire and freedom are forbidden by the social context. Carmen’s body has to be in itself a counterpoint to the concrete body of the buildings. A kind of new feminism related to the populations of the suburbs; an assumed femininity that plays with the rules established by men”.

Since 2015 the patron of Latvian National Opera is “Lattelecom” – the biggest internet and television company in Latvia. Its technological opportunities make contribution to the repertoire accessibility of LNO.

Tickets are available at LNO's and "Biļešu paradīze" box offices and the internet.