Richard Eyre’s stunning new production of Bizet’s opera was the talk of the town when it was unveiled on New Year’s Eve 2009. Elīna Garanča leads the cast as the iconic gypsy of the title—a woman desired by every man but determined to remain true to herself. Roberto Alagna is Don José, the soldier who falls under her spell and sacrifices everything for her love, only to be cast aside when the toreador Escamillo (Teddy Tahu Rhodes) piques Carmen’s interest. With dances created by star choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and conducted by rising maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, this Carmen brings every aspect of Bizet’s tale to thrilling life, from its lighthearted beginning to its inevitably tragic climax.
Genre: Music, Drama
Actor: Roberto Alagna, Elīna Garanča, Barbara Frittoli, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Elizabeth Caballero, Sandra Piques Eddy, Keith Miller, Trevor Scheunemann, Earle Patriarco, Keith Jameson, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Director: Georges Bizet
Country: United States of America
Duration: 166 min.
Release: Jan 15, 2010
Production: Deutsche Grammophon