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