Georges Bizet

Carmen

by Georges Bizet
Opera in four acts
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy based on the same-named novella by Prosper Mérimée
sung in French with German subtitles
»L’amour est un oiseau rebelle« – »Love is a rebellious birdl« sings Carmen in her famous Habanera with which she makes Don José fall in love with her. Don José thus forgets his well-mannered upbringing and plunges himself head over heels into an »amour fou« with her. But Carmen places her personal freedom above everything else. And when José finally has to realize that he will never »own« her, the tragic disaster runs its course.

The score’s Spanish colouring and enthralling atmosphere have made Carmen into one of the opera repertory’s most loved compositions. Sebastian Nübling’s staging has carved out the dark and absurd sides of Bizet’s blockbuster by using a grotesque form of humour – not least by introducing the additional character and pantomime »Surplus«, who brings all of Don José’s bad attributes to the surface.


Location
Opernhaus
Duration
Act I and II: approx. 1 h 35 min
Interval: approx. 30 min
Act III and IV: approx. 1 h 5 min
Back on stage
September 29, 2019
Recommended age
from grade 9
There will be an introduction 45 minutes before the performance at foyer I. floor.
Apr 2023
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sun
23
Opernhaus
Revival
8-115 €/G
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Thu
27
Opernhaus
8-108 €/F
May 2023
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Tue
2
Opernhaus
8-108 €/F
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Thu
11
Opernhaus
8-108 €/F
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Mon
15
Opernhaus
8-108 €/F
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Fri
26
Opernhaus
8-115 €/G
Jun 2023
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Tue
13
Opernhaus
8-108 €/F
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sat
17
Opernhaus
8-115 €/G
Jul 2023
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Mon
3
Opernhaus
8-108 €/F
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Wed
5
Opernhaus
8-108 €/F
Cast
Conductor Killian Farrell
Director Sebastian Nübling
Stage & Costume Design Muriel Gerstner
Video Gabriele Vöhringer
Lighting Gérard Cleven
Chorus and Children's Chorus Bernhard Moncado
Dramaturgy Xavier Zuber
Zuniga Gerard Farreras
Morales Jorge Ruvalcaba
José Martin Muehle
Escamillo David Steffens
Dancaïre Heinz Göhrig
Remendado Alberto Robert
Frasquita Natasha Te Rupe Wilson
Mercedes Maria Theresa Ullrich
Carmen Stine Marie Fischer
Micaëla Josefin Feiler
Surplus Luis Hergón
Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sat
8
Opernhaus
8-115 €/G