Bizet: Carmen

Tuesday 19 December 2017 – 7:30pm
Approximate duration: 
3h30 including intermission

No need to introduce Bizet’s masterpiece, the most representative of French operas, maybe the most often performed opera in the world. Gypsies, bandits, soldiers and toreadors inhabit a work where all passions are drawn to extremes, from love to death. 


Bizet was a genius; however he did not live long enough to see the success of Carmen: the creation in March 1871 was a failure and he died 3 months later. Yet for more than a century and a half, Don José, Escamillo and Carmen have triumphed in operas all around the world, for Bizet’s greatest glory.


Opera in 4 acts, on a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy.

Created on 3rd March 1875 at the Opéra Comique in Paris.



Georges Bizet (1838-1875)




Dara Savinova Carmen

Migran Agadzhanyan Don José

Kostas Smoriginas Escamillo

Ekaterina Bakanova Micaëla

Gavan Ring Le Dancaïre

Daniel Foki Moralès 

Jordi Casanova Remendado

Ines Moraleda Mercédès

Emilie Rose Bry Frasquita

Matthieu Toulouse Zuniga

Tatiana Spivakova Narrator


Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine and Unikanti choir (conductor Gaël Darchen)

Orchestre Symphonique de Castilla y León (Valladolid) 

Ensemble Matheus

Jean-Christophe Spinosi Conductor