Film director Franco Zeffirelli recreates the mytical story of the Sevillian cigar-maker.
100 years ago Bizet’s passionate and impressive opera Carmen was staged for the first time in the Arena in Verona.
In front of the imposing backdrop of the Roman amphitheatre Franco Zeffirelli‘s opulent production is conducted by Henrik Nánási and sung by an international cast of excellent singers: Ekaterina Semenchuk in the title role, Irina Lungu as Micaela, Carlo Ventre as Don Jose, Carlos Alvarez as Escamillo.
With the collaboration of Naxos
Dramma lirico in four acts
Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Ludovic Halevy – Henri Meilhac
Based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée
Conductor | Henrik Nánási
Stage director | Franco Zeffirelli
Costumes designer | Anna Anni
Carmen | Ekaterina Semenchuck
Micaela | Irina Lungu
Don Jose | Carlo Ventre
Escamillo | Carlos Álvarez