“I was born free and free I shall die!” Carmen, always iconic, still speaks to us.
Combining Spanish passion with French lyricism, the timeless classic unveils a story of passion, destiny but above all freedom — liberty! — and one unforgettable woman who lives and loves by it, a man consumed by her, and the woman who tries to save him. The unforgettable music stays in the mind and rhythms pound in the heart for days afterwards. Featuring a stellar cast, Carmen is given a modern sheen with an innovative nested rotating set embellished with creative lighting.
The I Hate Opera Guide – Carmen by Philip Eisenbeiss
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An Opera in FOUR Acts
Composer: Georges Bizet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac and LudovicHalévy
Performed in French with Chinese and English Surtitles
Producer: Warren Mok
Conductor: Gianna Fratta
Stage Director: Enrico Castiglione
Set Designer: Bruno de Lavenère
Costume Designer: Thibaut Welchlin ── With the special support of Vannina Vesperini for the costume design of Carmen, Frasquita and Mercédès.
Lighting Designer: Christophe Chaupin
Video Designer: Etienne Guiol
Chorus Director: Alex Tam
Orchestra Executive: Anders Hui
Assistant Rehearsal Conductor & Principal Répétiteur: Nina Yip
Opera Hong Kong Orchestra
── With the kind support of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Opera Hong Kong Chorus
Opera Hong Kong Children Chorus
Edge ‘n Pointe Dance Centre
Carolyn Sproule (13/5, 15/5, 16/5 7:30pm)
Gosha Kowalinska (14/5 7:30pm, 16/5 2:45pm)
Mikheil Sheshaberidze (13/5, 15/5, 16/5 7:30pm)
Irakli Kakhidze (14/5 7:30pm, 16/5 2:45pm)
Louise Kwong (13/5, 15/5, 16/5 7:30pm)
Li Yang (14/5 7:30pm, 16/5 2:45pm)
Yanna Chen (13/5, 15/5, 16/5 7:30pm)
Gladys Ho (14/5 7:30pm, 16/5 2:45pm)
Dominique Chan (13/5, 15/5, 16/5 7:30pm)
Ashley Chui (14/5 7:30pm, 16/5 2:45pm)
Henry Ngan (13/5, 15/5, 16/5 7:30pm)
Wesley Lam (14/5 7:30pm, 16/5 2:45pm)
Lam Kwok Ho (13/5, 15/5, 16/5 7:30pm)
Alex Kwok (14/5 7:30pm, 16/5 2:45pm)
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