Libretto by Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella by Prosper Mérimée
First performed on 3rd March 1875, in Paris
Premiered at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on 20th January 2018
In French with German and English surtitles
3 hrs 15 mins / 1 interval
After his triumphant directorial debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin with Shostakovich’s LADY MACBETH OF THE MTSENSK DISTRICT, Norwegian director Ole Anders Tandberg has set himself the task of reviving for audiences the elemental drives portrayed in Bizet’s masterpiece. He can rely on the services of one of the great Carmen interpreters of the present day, Frenchwoman Clémentine Margaine, who began her international career in the Bismarckstraße.