Georges Bizet

Carmen

by Georges Bizet
Opera in four acts
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy after 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
Sep 2019
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sun
29
18:00 – 21:15
Cast
Oct 2019
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sat
12
19:00 – 22:15
Cast
Conductor Kristiina Poska
Director Sebastian Nübling
Stage & Costume Design Muriel Gerstner
Lighting Gérard Cleven
Video Gabriele Vöhringer
Chorus and Children's Chorus Bernhard Moncado
Dramaturgy Xavier Zuber
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sat
19
19:00 – 22:15
9 / 17,50 / - / - / 50 / 63 / 78 / 94 / 109 € / F
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Fri
25
19:00 – 22:15
9 / 17,50 / - / 38 / 50 / 63 / 78 / 94 / 109 € / F
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Tue
29
19:00 – 22:15
9 / 15 / 21,50 / 32 / 42 / 53 / 65 / 78 / 91 € / E
Nov 2019
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sat
2
19:00 – 22:15
9 / 17,50 / 25,50 / 38 / 50 / 63 / 78 / 94 / 109 € / F
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Wed
6
19:00 – 22:15
9 / 15 / 21,50 / 32 / 42 / 53 / 65 / 78 / 91 € / E
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schlossgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sat
9
19:00 – 22:15
9 / 17,50 / 25,50 / 38 / 50 / 63 / 78 / 94 / 109 € / F