- Deutsche Oper Berlin (Berlin German Opera)
- Address: Bismarckstraße 35, 10627 Berlin, Germany
- April 16 2016 at 7:30 PM
- April 22 2016 at 7:30 PM
- April 24 2016 at 6:00 PM
- Ticket prices are about 100 Euros per person
- Bizet, Georges
- Carmen, Opéra comique in four acts
The Deutsche Oper Berlin presents Georges Bizet’s ‘Carmen’, a work that scandalised the audience at its premiere at the Paris Opéra Comique in 1875, but is now among the most performed and best loved operas in the repertoire.
Carmen’s absolute need for freedom and her insistence on relationships based on complete independence and equality make her irresistible to Don José, who nonetheless proves unable to tolerate her urge to defend her liberty.
A victim of his own desire, he is finally driven to destroy his lover and himself with her. To convey this tragic material Bizet succeeded in using the medium of an opéra comique that presents us with all the emotions and traits of the human condition – levity, drabness, silliness and stoniness, seduction and playfulness, cruelty and destiny.
In French with German surtitles.