- February 2, 2019
6:55 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday February 2, 2019 at 6:25 pm (for 6:55 pm performance)
“Carmen” by Georges Bizet
NY Met Opera live (“Simulcast”)
Gaumont Pathe Opera (Cote Capucines),
Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenor Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Louis Langrée conducts for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.
The score of Carmen contains so many instantly recognizable tunes that it can be easy to overlook how well constructed it is. The major solos are excellent combinations of arresting melody and dramatic purpose—from the baritone’s famous Toreador Song to the tenor’s wrenching Flower Song to the title character’s alluring Habanera and Seguidilla—and the duets and ensembles are equally beguiling.
The opera takes place in and around Seville, a city that, by the time Carmen was written, had already served many operatic composers as an exotic setting conducive to erotic intrigues and turmoil (Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Verdi’s La Forza del Destino, among others). The hometown of Don Juan, the city also inspired Mozart with Don Giovanni, and Beethoven used Seville as the setting for a study of marital fidelity in Fidelio.
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ESTIMATED RUN TIME
3 HRS 21 MINS
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2 boulevard des Capucines, Paris, 75009, France