Carmen on the Lake (Bregenz, Austria)

Tue 26 September 7pm

Encore: Carmen on the Lake


George Bizet’s opera performed from the breathtaking Lake Constance in Bregenz, Austria and directed by Kasper Holten, Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House..

She‘s desired by all and is an object of fascination for the soldiers on guard duty as they smoke and play cards: Carmen. The soldier Don José is ordered to detain her after a fight but she twists him around her finger. He is arrested for his weakness but is soon released. He sees the flower she threw at him as a token of her love and dreams of spending his life with her, even at the cost of losing his rank and status. He hides out with her band of smugglers, ignores Micaëla‘s words of warning, and even imagines he‘s more than a match for Escamillo, the swaggering bullfighter. The latter, however, has long since captured Carmen‘s heart, making Don José mad with jealousy...

Performed in French with English subtitles

 

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