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Carmen – Coliseu dos Recreios

27 / May @ 9:30 pm WEST

The Great Opera of Bizet premieres at Casino Estoril and Coliseu dos Recreios

Although when it premiered in Paris in 1875, it was considered scandalous, vulgar, immoral and inappropriate for the society of the time, the truth is that today it is one of the best-known operas. CARMEN by Georges Bizet with libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, will be on stage on the Portuguese stages, on the 26th and 27th of May, at Casino Estoril and Coliseu dos Recreios (Lisbon), respectively.

Written in four acts, the great masterpiece and last opera of the French musician and composer portrays the story of the gipsy who does not hesitate to die in the name of freedom and love. For Carmen, love is like a wild bird that cannot be imprisoned.

Based on a novel of the same name from the time of the historian, senator and romantic writer Prosper Mérimée, the story of CARMEN is set in Spain and revolves around four main characters: Carmen, a seductive gipsy who works in a cigarette factory and has freedom as her symbol; Don José, soldier, obsessed with Carmen and Micaela’s fiancé; Micaela, Don José’s fiancée who seeks throughout the opera to restore her fiance’s wits and Escamillo, a bullfighter and Carmen’s new love.

Set in a still Francoist Spain, CARMEN returns to Portugal, now staged by Companhia Lírica Amadeo Vives. On May 26, at Casino Estoril, and on May 27, at Coliseu dos Recreios, more than 70 artists, including the Symphonic Choir and Organum School, the Amadeo Vives Symphony Orchestra and the collaboration of the Spanish Ballet Antonio Márquez, will present CARMEN. Bizet’s grand opera, not to be missed!

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27 / May
9:30 pm WEST
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Coliseu dos Recreios
Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, 96
Lisboa, 1150-269 Lisboa Portugal
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Grupo Chiado
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