2010 Carmen production video

2007 Carmen production images


Georges Bizet
An ever-popular tale of fiery passion
Cast includes: Nadia Krasteva 7., 11., 17.7. / Katharine Goeldner 23. ja 25.7. (Carmen),
Luc Robert (Don José), Randall Jakobsh / Aris Argiris (Escamillo), 
Mari Palo 7.7., 11.7., 17.7. /Emily Dorn 23.7., 25.7. (Micaëla).

Bizet’s Carmen is an opera of striking rhythms and some of the world’s most stirring melodies, such as the “Toreador Song”, the “Gypsy’s Song” and the “Habanera”. It captivates the audience not only with its music, but also with its story – that of a strong, determined woman. In the words of the stage director, Marianne Mörck: “We follow Carmen as she tries to defend her right to a life of freedom.”

Carmen, a woman who radiates an irresistible seductive charm, casts her spell on Don José. But Fate has other plans in mind, and she falls into the arms of Escamillo the toreador. Her cold rejection of Don José drives him to desperate acts in a maelstrom of passion.

Conductor: Frédérick Chaslin
Stage director: Marianne Mörck                          
Stage design: Anna Kontek
Costumes: Ann-Maria Anttila
Lighting design: Thorsten Dahn
Chorus master: Matti Hyökki
Children’s choir coach: Leena Astikainen


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At Olavinlinna
Sung in French.
Finnish and English surtitles.