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    Georges Bizet

    Carmen, featuring Marina Viotti opposite José de Stanislas de Barbeyrac, combines youth with consummate vocal impudence. 

    Marina Viotti
    Marina Viotti © David Ruanoquer
    Stanislas De Barbeyrac
    Stanislas De Barbeyrac © Dav Gemini
    Ben Galssberg
    Ben Galssberg © Gerard Collett

    Mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa has informed us that she has cancelled her appearance. We would like to thank Marina Viotti who has agreed to replace her in the role of Carmen.

    Marina Viotti | Carmen
    Stanislas de Barbeyrac | Don José
    Iulia Maria Dan | Micaëla
    Jérôme Boutillier | Escamillo
    Faustine de Monès | Frasquita
    Floriane Hasler | Mercédès
    Florent Karrer | Le Dancaïre
    Thomas Morris | Remendado
    Nicolas Brooymans | Zuniga
    Yoann Dubruque | Moralès

    Ben Glassberg | direction
    Opéra de Rouen Normandie Orchestra
    Chœur Accentus / Opéra de Rouen Normandie | direction Christophe Grapperon
    Maîtrise du Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Rouen 

    Carmen is among the most frequently performed operas worldwide, despite a mixed reception when it was premiered at the Opéra-Comique in 1875. Today, it is a cult classic with its famous arias and melodies familiar to all, and its wonderfully expressive and colourful orchestra in crowd scenes and intimate moments alike. The role of Carmen has an ambiguous register as the performer must meet the exacting demands of both the mezzo soprano and dramatic soprano registers. With her naturally rich vocal harmonics, outstanding musician Marina Viotti embraces the role with voluptuous verve in counterpoint to the full-blooded lyricism of Stanislas de Barbeyrac’s Don José.

    Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
    France Musique diffuse ce concert le 04 novembre à 20h (Samedi à l’Opéra présenté par Judith Chaine)