Opera

Carmen

Georges Bizet
The National Theatre
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    October 2020

    Thursday 8. 10.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    1. premiere

    Basic information

    Venue

    The National Theatre

    Language

    In French

    Premiere

    Premiere performances: 8 and 10 October 2020 at the National Theatre

    Georges Bizet’s Carmen is a staple of the repertoire of the majority of opera houses worldwide. It is extremely popular owing to the music, abounding in torrential rhythms, engrossing melodies and bewitching songs of the beautiful Gypsy, as well as to the overwhelming power of the passions depicted in the story.

    Creatives

    Stage director
    Grischa Asagaroff
    Sets and Costumes
    Luigi Perego
    Choreography
    Petros Gallias
    Light design
    Daniel Tesař
    Chorus master
    Pavel Vaněk
    Dramaturgy
    Beno Blachut

    About

    The National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
    Ballet of the National Theatre Opera

    Carmen is actually one of the first verismo operas that preceded the “manifesto” of the Italian artistic movement.
    Its style, and the death of the title heroine, which were at variance with the established opéra comique conventions, seem to have been the reason why the work did not give rise to much public enthusiasm at and in the wake of the world premiere in Paris in 1875. Yet Carmen soon triumphed in other European cities.
    The opera was first presented in Prague in 1880, at the Estates Theatre. The National Theatre staged in on 3 January 1884, shortly after its opening, as the very first foreign opera. In our new production, the story of Don José, a soldier who falls madly in love with the Gypsy Carmen, will be retold by the German director Grischa Asagaroff.
    The score will be explored and the performance conducted by Jaroslav Kyzlink, the music director of the National Theatre Opera.

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

    Parking at the National Theater

    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage You can use nearby secure car parks:
    Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
    Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

    From the beginning of April 2020, the underground car park is closed due to reconstruction. The length of the reconstruction is estimated at a year and a half.

     

    What to wear?

    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

    Buffets at the National Theater

    No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

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