Carmen

Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875)

19
Saturday
November
19:30 - 22:30
C-Prices: € 100,00 / € 82,00 / € 58,00 / € 34,00 / € 24,00
Information about the work

Opéra comique in four acts by Georges Bizet
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

Recommended from 14 years on

3 hrs / 1 interval

In French with German and English surtitles

Pre-performance lecture (in German): 45 minutes prior to each performance

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19
Saturday
November
19:30 - 22:30
C-Prices: € 100,00 / € 82,00 / € 58,00 / € 34,00 / € 24,00
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Georges Bizet’s CARMEN was a deliberate and direct affront to the Romantic operatic tradition. The fiercely independent spirit of the eponymous heroine was the polar opposite of the passive suffering of the female characters that had populated the opera stage up to that point. Yet CARMEN is anti-Romantic in a larger sense: Bizet’s opera presents a world in which love as a feeling between two people is out of place and has long been supplanted by sex and violence. Carmen and Escamillo, the torero, are emblematic of this new society, where survival of the fittest is the only law that counts, a world where Don José, with his bourgeois ideal of love, remains an oddity, doomed to fail. With his clear-eyed view of the bleakness of the human condition Bizet lines up with novelist Emile Zola. In a rejection of the stereotypical image peddled by many productions, Bizet’s Spain casts the ugliness of poverty in a true light.

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08
DEC

Today in the Foyer: "Christmas Caroling
With the brass section of our orchestra
17.00 h / Parquet Foyer
Duration: approx. 25 minutes / free admission


The brass section of the Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra invites you to sing Christmas carols in the Parquet Foyer! From the well-known German Advent carol "Macht hoch die Tür, die Tor macht weit" to the classics "Oh Tannenbaum" and "Oh Du Fröhliche" to "White Christmas", a lovely programme awaits you to set the musical mood for the holidays.