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Bizet's Carmen

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House are back, this time with two world class operas! Carmen by Georges Bizet has become one of the best-known of all operas and La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi is a love story shrouded in sacrifice and misunderstanding.

Carmen is an Opera in four acts by a French composer Georges Bizet, which has become one of the best-known plots with the most memorable music.

Basing their work on Prosper Merimee's novella, librettists Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy have fashioned a timeless story of love, jealousy, and violence in the Spanish city of Seville during the 19th century.

The music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed for its brilliance of melody, harmony, atmosphere and orchestration, and for the skill with which Bizet represented, musically, the emotions and suffering of his characters.

The "Toreador Song" is among the best known of all operatic arias.

Carmen is an opera that particularly appeals to young people, and has been a crowd favourite since its creation.

MEDIA CORNER

Main Auditorium

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 19:45

7:45pm

Running times: Act 1 60mins, Interval 20mins, Act 2 60mins

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