Carmen

16-20 MAY 2018



WED

MAY 16

19:30

THU

MAY 17

19:30

FRI

MAY 18

19:30

SAT

MAY 19

19:30

SUN

MAY 20

19:30

GRAND THEATRE, HONG KONG CULTURAL CENTRE

$1080, $880, $680, $420, $300 & $150

Tickets will be available at URBTIX

 


+100%-

George Bizet’s Carmen is opera for everyone. Combining Spanish passion with French lyricism, it has music that stays in the mind and rhythms that pound in the heart for days afterwards. Don José throws over everything, career, honour, family, even his childhood sweetheart Michaëla, for a doomed love affair with the gypsy Carmen.

Carmen, one of the most performed operas in the world, is a timeless story about 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.

This new production from Opera Hong Kong gives Carmen a modern sheen with an innovative nested rotating set, and features four renowned artists Jean-François Borras, Giancarlo Monsalve, Varduhi Abrahamyan and Marie Krall — who have sung at leading opera houses from the New York’s Metropolitan to London’s Covent Garden, the Opera di Roma and Moscow’s Bolshoi — making their Chinese debuts.

An Opera in 4 Acts
Performed in French with Chinese and English Surtitles

Producer Warren Mok
Conductor Yves Abel
Director Jean Romain Vesperini

Set Designer Bruno de Lavenère
Costume Designer Thibaut Welchlin
Lighting Designer Christophe Chaupin
Video Designer Etienne Guiol
Assistant Conductor Martin Baeza Rubio
Assistant Director Daphne Mauger
Chorus Director Alex Tam
Assistant Rehearsal Conductor & Principal Répétiteur Nina Yip

Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Opera Hong Kong Chorus
Opera Hong Kong Children Chorus

 

Cast

Carmen Varduhi Abrahamyan*/ Marie Karall ^
Don José  Jean Francois Borras (16, 18 May) / Giancarlo Monsalve (17, 19 & 20 May)
Escamillo Vittorio Vitelli (16, 18 & 19 May)/ Jean Kristof Bouton (17 & 20 May)
Zuniga Apollo Wong
Frasquita Joyce Wong */ Phoebe Tam^
Merzedes Bobbie Zhang* / Samantha Chong^
Dancairo Albert Lim* / Sammy Chien^
Remendado Chen Chen*/ Chen Yong^
Morales Alexander Chen

Performance Dates: * 16, 18 & 20 May | ^ 17 & 19 May

The presenter reserves the right to replace artists at short notice in the event of the said performer(s) indisposition or other unforeseen circumstances.