Year: 2016

Start Date: 19 September

Production Company: Russian State Ballet & Opera House

Author: Georges Bizet

Director: Dmitrii Stepanov



Background to Production:

Bizet began Carmen's music in the summer of 1873, but the Opera Comique's management was concerned about the suitability of the risque story, and work was suspended. After resolving numerous issues, the first performance took place on the 3 March 1875. The public reaction was lukewarm and Bizet was soon convinced of its failure. Bizet tragically died on the 3 June 1875 in Paris at the age of 37, too soon to hear public acclamation for his masterpiece Carmen. The following October the opera received its debut in Vienna and its success was immediate.

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