HCMC Premier – Opera Carmen

HCMC Premier – Opera Carmen

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08 and 09 Nov 2015, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House

From the organizer:

Georges Bizet’s opera CARMEN is one the most famous, successful and most performed operas in history. The libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy based on the Prosper Mérimée’s novel of the same name.

Opera CARMEN will be performed at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on November 8th and 9th, 2015. Being a featured program in the 2015 performing season, the production is a great effort from HBSO. Leading the premiere performance is the French Maestro Patrick Souillot. The performance will also feature French opera artists Sophie Leleu and Olivier Trommenschlager in the roles of Carmen and Don Jose, respectively.

As HBSO has done with Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE, the Ho Chi Minh City premiere of CARMEN will be presented in concert, with its emphasis on the musical aspect of the piece.

Performers in the production also include HBSO’s best opera artists such as Cho Hae Ryong, Mer. A. Tran Hong Vy, Pham Duyen Huyen, Pham Khanh Ngoc, Nguyen Thu Huong, Vo Nguyen Thanh Tam, Dao Mac, Phan Huu Trung Kiet… and the HBSO Choir and Symphony Orchestra.

This year, 2015, marks the 140th anniversary of the CARMEN’s debut as well as the 140th death anniversary of Georges Bizet, the opera’s composer. Bizet passed away suddenly 3 months after the debut of CARMEN and never got to experience its popularity and great success of the work. In 1938, on the celebration of Bizet’s 100th birthday, the Opéra-Comique theatre had had 2,271 performances of the opera. The work has enjoyed countless productions around the world and has inspired other works such as ballet, film, music suite…

Carmen: Sophie Leleu
Don Jose: Olivier Trommenschlager
Escamillo: Võ Nguyễn Thành Tâm / Đào Mác
Micaela: Cho Hae Ryong / Phạm Duyên Huyền
Frasquita: NSƯT / Mer.A. Trần Hồng Vy / Phạm Khánh Ngọc
Mercedes: Nguyễn Thu Hường / Lý Hoàng Kim
Zuniga: Bùi Danh Hùng
El Remendado: Phan Hữu Trung Kiệt
El Dancairo: Vũ Minh Trí
Morales: Đào Mác / Võ Nguyễn Thành Tâm

Performing: HBSO Choir & Symphony Orchestra
Assistant conductor & choirmaster: Trần Nhật Minh
Conductors: Patrick Souillot on 08 Nov, Trần Nhật Minh on 09 Nov
Cooperation with La Fabrique Opera – France


Ticket price: 800.000 – 650.000 – 550.000 – 400.000 – 150.000 VND (for students only)

Booking and delivery: 08 38237419, Ms. Hương 0989874517, Ms.Huong Ly: 0908057972
At HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square
Online Booking: www.ticketbox.vn

Listen to Sophie Leleu sing in the Opera Carmen:

HCMC Opera House
No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC

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