Tuesday, August 23, 2016

August 23, 2003: Carmen in Oslo, Norway

2003-08-23 Carmen (G. Bizet), Den Norske Opera (Oslo)

Carmen = Marina Domashenko
Don José = Torsten Kerl
Micaëla = Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz
Escamillo = Gregg Baker
Frasquita = Kjersti Reppe
Mercedes = Nanna Maria Cortes
Remendado = Arild Helleland
Dancairo = Thor-Inge Falch

Patrick Fournellier, conductor

Carmen with world-names in the roles!

The saison starts with Georges Bizet's opera
Saison premiere Saturday 23. august at18.00

One of the worlds most performed operas marks
the opening of the season.
The cast is full of world known soloists.

Opera in 3 acts by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac / Ludovic Halévy

Premiere: 23/8
Days of performance 25/8, 26/8, 27/8, 28/8, 29/8, 30/8, 1/9, 2/9, 3/9, 4/9, 5/9, 6/9
Duration : app. 3 h 15 m
Sung in French
Norwegian subtitles

Conductor: Patrick Fournellier
Direction: Runar Borge
Choreograhpy: Runar Borge
Set Design: Svein Lund-Roland
Costumes: Mathias Clason
Lighting Design: Gretar Sveinbjørnsson
Choir & Childrens Choir: Steffen Kammler and Edle Stray-Pedersen

The Norwegian National Opera`s Children's Choir, Choir and Orchestra
Wonderful Carmen in Operaen in Oslo!

I liked the production, using the relatively small stage in a superb way. Torsten Kerl was the golden-haired Don José, a big man and tenor, with a securely and beautifully produced Flower-aria. Marina Domashenko was a passionate Carmen, wonderfully sung, danced and acted. After many years I hear Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz live again, in Oslo, her voice has matured and has a more full-rounded sound. And she got a standing ovation after the opera, very well deserved. Gregg Baker was a powerful Escamillo, really great in movements and perfectly the natural center of any party.

From OperaDuets Travel

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