Opera The National Theatre


Georges Bizet


Libretto: Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy
Musical preparation: Jiří Bělohlávek
Conductor: Jaroslav Kyzlink, Zbyněk Müller
Stage director: Jozef Bednárik
Sets: Vladimír Čáp
Costumes: Ľudmila Várossová
Chorus master: Pavel Vaněk
Chorus master of the Kühn's Children's Choir: Jiří Chvála
Dramaturgy: Jan Panenka

National Theatre Orchestra
National Theatre Chorus
Ballet of the National Theatre Opera
Kühn Children's Choir
Premiere: March 15, 1999

The story of Carmen, a passionate Gipsy whose love can never be won for good and whose flighty life ends at the hand of a spurned lover, the soldier Don José, has captivated audiences worldwide for decades. Carmen is an opera abounding in sensuous and sultry melodies, which the stage director Jozef Bednárik has succeeded in shaping into a magnificent theatrical spectacle.

The opera is staged in French original version and Czech and English surtitles are used in the performance.

Approximate running time, including intermission: 2 hours, 55 minutes, one 20-minute intermission

Photo: Hana Smejkalová


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