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From Friday, July 7 2017 to Thursday, July 13 2017

Rediscover the most-performed opera in the world.

Bizet had just a few years left to live when he began working on Carmen. At its completion, in 1875, he became the victim of censors who judged his work indecent and by a public who was largely indifferent to his opera. It wasn't until it was completely arranged as an opera and presented in Vienna that the opera gained the success it deserved. Bizet died in 1875 on the evening of the show's 31st representation; over time his work became one of the greatest operas of all time.

A profound, rich and tireless masterpiece of light, dark, and powerfully emotional music, Carmen remains a popular favourite, an essential work that could almost be the essence of opera.

Musical direction by Mark Elder
Directed by Calixto Bieito
Bryan Hymel, Ildar Abdrazakov, Anita Rachvelishvili, Marina Costa-Jackson
From Monday 10 to Thursday 13 July 2017 :
- Monday and Thursday from 19:30 to 22:30

Admission prices :
- Full price : 180 €
- Reduced price : 90 €
There are other dates but to date these are full
Please check with the opera for any disclaimers

Some scenes might upset young audiences

Bastille Opera House Paris
120, rue de Lyon
75012 Paris

Phone number
01 40 01 19 70


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