|Bruno de Lavenère
|Thibaut Welchlin — With the special support of Vannina Vesperini for Carmen, Frasquita and Mercédès costumes.
|Assistant Director and Choreographer
|Assistant Rehearsal Conductor & Principal Répétiteur
|Hong Kong Sinfonietta
|Opera Hong Kong Chorus
|Opera Hong Kong Children Chorus
|The Song and Dance Troupe of Fujian Opera Dance and Drama Theatre
Hong Kong Sinfonietta will provide live accompaniment to Opera Hong Kong’s performances of Carmen under the baton of Yves Abel.
Georges Bizet’s Carmen is the opera for everyone. Combining Spanish passion with French lyricism, Bizet’s melodies linger in your ears and heart long after you leave the theatre. Don José throws over everything, career, honour, family, even his childhood sweetheart Micaëla, for a doomed love affair with the gypsy Carmen.
This new production from Opera Hong Kong gives Carmen a modern sheen with an innovative nested rotating set, and features renowned artists Jean-François Borras, Giancarlo Monsalve, Varduhi Abrahamyan, Marie Karall, Vittorio Vitelli and Jean-Kristof Bouton — who have sung at leading opera houses from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, Royal Opera House in London, Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma and Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow — making their Chinese debuts.