Bizet's Carmen: Acclaimed Madrid Production at Los Angeles Opera
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The last date listed for Carmen was Tuesday December 9, 2008 / 1:00pm (matinee).
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Throughout the years, few operas have been as popular with young and old alike as The Magic Flute. Mozart's opera receives an inventive new production by the LA Opera, under the baton of conductor James Conlon. It's the U.S. premiere of a wildly imaginative staging that originated at the Komische Oper Berlin, created by director Barrie Kosky in combination with the British theater group 1927. This Magic Flute is inspired by silent films and Weimar cabaret, and features an astounding blend of film animation, brilliant live singing and playing, and some of the most inventive bits of stage wizardry the opera world has ever seen. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Annette
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Over the years, I've seen many productions of Carmen. This is one of my favorites. Not only were the singers wonderful and the stage setting impressive, but Carmen was performed as Carmen should be, lusty, flirtatious, and passionate. Don Jose also carried his role of infatuated, obsessed, want to be lover very well. After a few disappointing opera productions at the Music Center, I am again a fan.
Thank you, Goldstar for wonderful seats, orchestra row J on the side, was excellent. Note for anyone going, parking during the weekday at the Music Center can be hard to get, so get there early unless you want to park at the Disney Hall. It was still ok.
Quotes & Highlights
Bizet's sizzling opera springs to vivid life in this production that originated at Madrid's Teatro Real. French conductor Emmanuel Villaume, Spoleto Festival USA’s Music Director for Opera and Orchestra, returns to lead a magnificent production originally created by Emilio Sagi for the Teatro Real.
Spanish mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera makes her Company debut as Carmen, a signature role she has sung recently at Covent Garden and at The Met. Tenor German Villar takes the part of the obsessive and self-destructive Don José. Sabina Cvilak makes her Company debut as Micaëla. Acclaimed bass Raymond Aceto takes the role of Escamillo.