A Landmark Production: Martin Kusej Interprets Bizet's Carmen
Opera

A Landmark Production: Martin Kusej Interprets Bizet's Carmen

Barenboim Conducts

Performance date: 01/01/2006
186 Min

For 16 years, Martin Kušej's production of Bizet's Carmen has been a fixture in the Berliner Staatsoper repertoire. Characterised by a breathtaking plot and an incomparable density of irresistible melodies, Kusej's interpretation of Bizet's masterpiece, debuting in 2004, set a new benchmark for the opera, fascinating audiences with gloom and an atmosphere of hopelessness. In this 2006 production, Marina Domashenko captivates with her vocal and dramatic charm in one of the most exciting female characters in opera history, while conductor Daniel Barenboim guarantees the highest musical standard to match. Rolando Villazon was also named "a perfect José," according to Germany's FAZ.

Soloists
Norah Amsellem (Soprano), Marina Domashenko (Mezzo-Soprano), Christof Fischesser (Bass), Martin Hug (Tenor), Susanne Kreusch (Mezzo-Soprano), Gustavo Peña (Tenor), Julia Rempe (Soprano), Kay Stiefermann (Baritone), Rolando Villazón (Tenor), Alexander Vinogradov (Bass), Jan Zinkler (Baritone)
Ensembles
Chor der Staatsoper Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatsoper Berlin Children's Choir
Conductor
Daniel Barenboim
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Georges Bizet
Carmen, WD 31
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