Watch "Carmen" by Georges Bizet ONLINE!
From May 14 till 31 watch the recording of the opera "Carmen" by Georges Bizet online!
Tickets for this online event are available at www.bilesuparadize.lv. Ticket price - EUR 7. In the set time frame you may watch the recording an unlimited number of times. Latvian translation provided in subtitles.
When purchasing the ticket, you’ll receive an e-mail with a link to the recording and an access code. Enter the code in the blank field "Kods" and press "Apstiprināt".
The sergeant Jose is obsessed with Carmen, a tobacco factory worker who values nothing so much as her freedom. When she gets tired of him and their relationship falls apart, Jose refuses to give her up... with fatal consequences. Georges Bizet’s masterpiece is one of the most performed operas of all time. The production is set in present-day Cuba.
In this production of 2007, created by the music director and conductor Karel Mark Chichon and stage director Andrejs Žagars, the role of Carmen for the first time in her career was sang by Elīna Garanča, know often referred to as the best interpreter of this role worldwide. In this production you can also see the outstanding Latvian opera singers Kristīne Opolais and Egils Siliņš.
Cast: Carmen – Elīna Garanča, Don José – Valter Borin, Escamillo – Egils Siliņš, Micaëla – Kristīne Opolais, Frasquita – Kristīne Gailīte, Mercédès – Andžella Goba, Dancaïre – Nauris Puntulis, Remendado – Andris Lapiņš, Zuniga – Krišjānis Norvelis, Moralès – Rihards Mačanovskis
LNO orchestra and choir, pupils of Riga Cathedral Choir School
Music Director and Conductor – Karel Mark Chichon, Stage Director – Andrejs Žagars, Set Designer – Monika Pormale, Costume Designer – Kristīne Jurjāne, Lighting Artist – Kevin Win-Jones, Choreographer – Elita Bukovska, Dramaturge – Jochen Breiholz