Georges Bizet (1838–1875) / Marius Felix Lange (*1968)
Opera in four acts in a musical adaptation
for the version by Barbora Horáková Joly and Martin Mutschler

Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
after the novella Carmen by Prosper Mérimée
with additional texts by Martin Mutschler

In French with German surtitles and with two songs in Basque and Caló

2 hours, no intermission

For adults and young people from age 14

Dates and tickets

Unfortunately, no further dates are planned for this production.

Carmen – the title evokes the blazing heat of a Spanish summer and Don José’s hopeless passion for the freedom-loving Carmen. This new chamber music version provides an opportunity to take pleasure in questioning this classic opera. In terms of the music, composer Marius Felix Lange sheds a new light on Bizet’s score, using texts by Martin Mutschler. This production of Carmen focuses on the opera’s central characters and addresses the highly modern question of whether we are capable of controlling our own desire. What happens to our yearnings when we cannot change the way we are? Carmen’s absolute concept of freedom signifies a liberation from predetermined roles – but at what price? Director Barbora Horáková Joly and her team examine these controversial questions with great sensuality and precision.

Musikalische Leitung Masaru Kumakura
Inszenierung Barbora Horáková
Szenische Einstudierung der Wiederaufnahme Barbora Horáková / Maren Schäfer
Bühne Thilo Ullrich
Choreografie James Rosental
Video Sergio Verde
Dramaturgie Martin Mutschler

Don José Young Woo Kim
Escamillo Richard Walshe
Frasquita Luisa Mordel
Mercédès Nina van Essen
Tänzer:innen James Rosental, Chiara Viscido, Eleanor Freeman, Romane Petit, Valentino Neri, James Harris