Bizet

Carmen

16 May – 17 June & 1 – 24 August 2024

Award-winning Broadway director Diane Paulus brings us a powerful new Carmen.

Passion ignites when Don José meets the fiercely independent Carmen, but she won’t give up her freedom without a fight.

The energy and emotion of Bizet’s score collide with urgent, raw choreography in this visceral new production.

Sung in French with English supertitles.


Creative team

Conductor
Robin Ticciati (16 May – 17 June)
Anja Bihlmaier (1 – 24 August)

Director
Diane Paulus

Set Designer
Riccardo Hernández

Costume Designer
Evie Gurney

Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth

Choreographer
Jasmin Vardimon

Fight Director
Bret Yount

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus
Chorus Director Aidan Oliver

Associate Director
Laura Attridge

Assistant Director
Adam Torrance

Intimacy Director
Hannah Rose Goalstone

Assistant Conductors
Jack Ridley (16 May – 17 June)
Christopher White (1 – 24 August)

Senior Coach
Steven Maughan

Repetiteurs
Matthew Fletcher
Ben-San Lau

Language Coach
Florence Daguerre de Hureaux

Assistant Chorus Director
Avishka Edirisinghe

Cast includes

Carmen
Rihab Chaieb (16 May – 17 June)
Aigul Akhmetshina (1 – 24 August)

Don José
Dmytro Popov (16 May – 19 May & 26 May – 17 June)
Evan Leroy Johnson (1 – 24 August)
John Findon (23 May)

Escamillo
Dmitry Cheblykov (16 May – 17 June)
Łukasz Goliński (1 – 24 August)

Micaëla
Sofia Fomina (16 May – 17 June)
Janai Brugger (1 – 24 August)

Zuniga
Dingle Yandell

Moralès
Alex Otterburn (16 May – 17 June)
Thomas Mole (1 – 24 August)

Frasquita
Elisabeth Boudreault

Mércèdes
Kezia Bienek

Le Dancaïre
Loïc Félix

Le Remendado
François Piolino

Lillas Pastia
Esteban Lecoq

Le Guide
John Mackenzie-Lavansch*

Dancers
Camilla Curiel, Marta Gimeno Nafria, Jess Hull, Thomas Kerek, Lewis James, Andrea Paniagua

Singing Children:

Glyndebourne Youth Opera: Samson Clarke, Alisa Collin, Bethany Gander, Alex Griscti-Soler, Scarlett Hiles, Amelia Howard, Phoebe MacMorland, Lola Mitchell, Esme Parsons, Sophia Reed, Hana-Ines Slater, Theodora Tsang

Trinity Boys Choir: Josiah Alfred, Thomas Day, Jacob Hayee, Rishi Mudunuru, Liam Nai, Sebastian Onalaja, Monty Owen, Henry Pettitt, Filippo Watson

* Soloist from The Glyndebourne Chorus

Photos

Photos: Richard Hubert Smith


Advisory information about Carmen

The opera Carmen is a tragedy about a woman’s struggle to retain her freedom. There is onstage violence and death, though it is not gratuitous or gory. There are also sexual references and scenarios.


Performance timings

Timings are subject to change.

*Restaurants open

Dates:
16, 23, 30 May
7, 10, 13, 15, 17 June
1 August

Gardens open: 3.00pm
Opera starts: 5.00pm
Interval (20 mins): 5.55pm
Opera resumes: 6.15pm
Interval (90 mins)*: 7.00pm
Opera resumes: 8.30pm
Opera ends: 9.35pm

Dates:
19, 26 May
2 June
4, 7, 9, 12, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24 August

Gardens open: 2.00pm
Opera starts: 4.00pm
Interval (20 mins): 4.55pm
Opera resumes: 5.15pm
Interval (90 mins)*: 6.00pm
Opera resumes: 7.30pm
Opera ends: 8.35pm

For recommended trains and coach timings visit our how to get here page.


Supported by a Syndicate and Circle of individuals

Bring world-class opera to the stage

To find out more about production support for Festival 2024 click here
or contact our Director of Development, Helen McCarthy for an informal chat:
call 01273 815 032 or email helen.mccarthy@glyndebourne.com


Main image: Photography by Charles Stanislaw Graham/Thursday’s Child. Art direction & design by Ollie Winser

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