24th September

Concert will begin at 18:00 hours GMT

Bizet's 'Carmen' with Kataeva, Muzek, Smoriginas, Kajtazi and Sacher from Hamburg

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Bizet's 'Carmen' is an opera in four acts. The libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée. It tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery Gypsy, Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. Performers:

Don José: Tomislav Muzek.
Escamillo: Kostas Smoriginas.
Remendado: Jürgen Sacher.
Dancaïro: Nicholas Mogg.
Zuniga: Hubert Kowalczyk.
Moralès: Blake Denson.
Carmen: Maria Kataeva.
Micaëla: Elbenita Kajtazi.
Frasquita: Katrina Galka.
Mercédès: Ida Aldrian.

Hamburg State Opera Children's Choir, Youth Choir and Choir. Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yoel Gamzou.

Recorded 17 September.


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Staatsoper Hamburg