Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Carmen, Wiener Staatsoper, Wien 3. May 2010

Yesterday, Anna Netrebko made her role debut at the Wiener Staatsoper as Micaela in the classical Franco Zeffirelli's production of Georges Bizet's "Carmen".

Those performances of "Carmen" were the highlight of the season at the Wiener Staatsoper. Tickets were immediately sold out and prices for a ticket on eBay or agencies were over 1000 EUR. Unfortunately, due to a chain of cancellations, most of the initially announced dream-cast was gone. First, several months ago, it was Rolando Villazón who withdraws from all the performances, being replaced by Massimo Giordano. Then, a couple of weeks ago, it was the turn of the conductor Mariss Jansons who was substituted, also for all the performances, by Andris Nelsons, making his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper. Just few days after the Wiener Staatsoper announced the withdrawal of Mariss Jansons, they were obliged to announce also the withdrawal of Elina Garanca from all the performances, being replaced by Nadia Krasteva. Finally, for the first two performances, Adrian Eröd replaces Boaz Daniel.

Performances run till 15. May 2010. The next ones are on 6., 9., 12. and 15. May.

All of the performaces are broadcast live on big screens facing the Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz as part of the program "Wiener Staatsoper für alle".

The performance on 6. May will be broadcast on ORF2 Austrian TV and BR-Klassik German TV and streamed live on ORF TVthek (due to legal reasons only available in Austria) and on BR-Mediatek Live. The performance on 15. May will be broadcast live by Ö1 radio.

Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on the novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée

Wiener Staatsoper, Wien, Monday 3. May 2010

Inszenierung: Franco Zeffirelli
Bühnenbild: Franco Zeffirelli
Kostüme: Leo Bei
Choreographie: Rafael de Córdoba
Chorleitung: Thomas Lang

Carmen: Nadia Krasteva
Don José: Massimo Giordano
Micaela: Anna Netrebkoª
Escamillo: Ildebrando d'Arcangelo
Frasquita: Anita Hartig
Mercedes: Zoryana Kushpler
Zúñiga: Alexandru Moisiuc
Morales: Adrian Eröd
Remendado: Herwig Pecoraro
Dancaire: Tae Joong Yang

Conductor: Andris Nelsonsº
Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper

Press Reviews
[1] Nachtkritik: "Carmen" | Kurier.at | Gert Korentschnig | 4. May 2010 [Videoclip]
[2] Carmen-Premiere: Holenders Kontersieg | Oe24.at | Karl Löbl | 4. may 2010
[3] Carmen an der Staatsoper als Orchesterfest | Kleine Zeitung | APA | 4. May 2010
[4] Wien, Staatsoper, Carmen 3. Mai 2010 | Der Neue Merker | Renate Wagner | 4. May 2010
[5] Wien, Staatsoper, Carmen 3. Mai 2010 | Der Neue Merker | Martin R. Botz | 4. May 2010
[6] Einer flog über den Alltag | Der Standard | Ljubiša Tošić | 4. May 2010
[7] Netrebko begeistert bei Carmen-Premiere | Wien ORF.at | 4. May 2010
[8] Die Oper hieß Micaela | Kleine Zeitung | Ernst Naredi-Rainer | 4. May 2010
[9] Anna sang Carmen an die Wand | Nachrichten.at | 5. May 2010
[10] Carmen: Die falschen Entscheidungen | Salzburger Nachrichten | Ernst P. Strobl | 5. May 2010 [Photo Gallery]
[11] Carmen, Vienna, Wiener Staatsoper 5/3/10 | Opera News 1 Larry L. Lash

Anna Netrebko (Carmen) and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Escamillo) at the final curtain calls, Carmen, Wiener Staatsoper, Wien 3. May 2010. Photo: Hiroya

ORF 2 | Kultur montag 3. Mai 2010

News on Russian TV

Франко Дзеффирелли представляет «Кармен» в Венской опере

Kurier.at 3. May 2010
ORF 2 | Seitenblicke 4. Mai 2010

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