Carmen - Georges BIZET14 & 16 May 2021 - Hong Kong Opera Producer : Warren Mok, Conductor : Gianna Fratta, Stage dir : Enrico Castiglione
“I was born free and free I shall die!” Carmen, always iconic, still speaks to us.
Riding on the great success of Carmen in 2018 with five performances completely sold out, Opera Hong Kong will revive this magnificent production in early 2021. Featuring a stellar cast, Carmen is given a modern sheen with an innovative nested rotating set embellished with creative lighting.
Combining Spanish passion with French lyricism, the timeless classic unveils a story of passion, destiny but above all freedom — liberty! — and one unforgettable woman who lives and loves by it, a man consumed by her, and the woman who tries to save him. The unforgettable music stays in the mind and rhythms pound in the heart for days afterwards.
An Opera in FOUR Acts
Composer: Georges Bizet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac and LudovicHalévy
Performed in French with Chinese and English Surtitles
Producer: Warren Mok
Conductor: Gianna Fratta
Stage Director: Enrico Castiglione
Set Designer: Bruno de Lavenère
Costume Designer: Thibaut Welchlin ── With the special support of Vannina Vesperini for the costume design of Carmen, Frasquita and Mercédès.
Lighting Designer: Christophe Chaupin
Video Designer: Etienne Guiol
Chorus Director: Alex Tam
Orchestra Executive: Anders Hui
Assistant Rehearsal Conductor & Principal Répétiteur: Nina Yip
Mikheil Sheshaberidze (13/5, 15/5, 16/5 7:30pm)
Irakli Kakhidze (14/5 7:30pm, 16/5 2:45pm)
Louise Kwong (13/5, 15/5, 16/5 7:30pm)
Li Yang (14/5 7:30pm, 16/5 2:45pm)
The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and substitute artists.
The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
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