Carmen is an opera of untamed passion. It is about freedom, love unconstrained by rules, burning lust, jealousy and fatalism. What’s more, upon closer inspection, the world’s most popular opera reveals new layers. Perhaps Carmen’s restlessness is fuelled by an innate need to belong somewhere – and to someone.
The phenomenal Amadi Lagha, famed for singing not one but two encores of his aria in Turandot in the summer 2018 festival, will be seen as Carmen’s fateful lover Don José. Andrei Kymach, winner of the 2019 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, has been cast in the role of Escamillo.
The production whisks the audience to the lively milieu of 1930s Spain. Bizet’s composition beats to a Sevillan rhythm, but with the light-hearted and sophisticated air of his native France.
Director: Marianne Mörck
Sets: Anna Kontek
Costumes: Ann-Maria Anttila
Lighting design: Thorsten Dahn
Chorus master: Matti Hyökki
July 2 (premiere)
July 6., 9., 12., 16., 20 & 22.2021 at 19
Tickets from 98 €
Surtitles in Finnish and English
Duration approx. 3 hrs 15 min incl. one interval
Carmen: Tuija Knihtilä
Don José: Amadi Lagha
Micaëla: Annika Leino
Escamillo: Andrei Kymach
Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir
Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra
Savonlinna Opera Festival Children’s Choir
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- Olavinlinna Castle
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- Savonlinnan Oopperajuhlat
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