Carmen Gala Concert

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Libretto by

Ludovic Halevy - Henri Meilhac

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Music by

Georges Bizet

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Arena di Verona

This performance has been staged during the Opera Festival 2015. Visit the program page to see what's scheduled for the next Opera Festival!

On 24th July, the highly anticipated Carmen Gala Concert is presented, a performance dedicated to the most loved pages of Georges Bizet’s masterpiece.

The protagonists of the evening are Anita Rachvelishvili (Carmen),  Carlo Ventre (Don José) Dalibor Jenis (Escamillo) and Irina Lungu (Micaela), and leading the Arena’s Orchestra and Chorus is Omer Meir Wellber. In addition, the mandolin player Jacob Reuven will perform the famous Isaac Albéniz's Asturias and the young prodigy of the violin Giovanni Andrea Zanon will perform Pablo de Sarasate’s virtuous Carmen Fantasy.

 

Conductor Omer Meir Wellber
Chorus Master Salvo Sgrò
Corps de Ballett Director Renato Zanella
Choregraphy
Renato Zanella


Arena di Verona Orchestra, Chorus, Corps de Ballet and Technical Team

Part one

Georges Bizet - Carmen:
- Preludio
- La cloche a sonné (Choir)
- L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Carmen, Choir)
- Parle-moi de ma mère! (Micaela, Don José)
- Près des remparts de Séville (Carmen, Don José)

Pablo de Sarasate
Carmen Fantasy
for violino and orchestra

Part two

Georges Bizet - Carmen:
- Les tringles des sistres tintaient (Cramen, Frasquita, Mercédès)
- Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre (Escamillo)

Isaac Albéniz

Asturias for mandolin and Orchestra

Georges Bizet - Carmen:

- La fleure que tu m’avais jetée (Don José)
- Entr'acte atto III
- C’est des contrebandiers (Micaela)
- Entr'acte atto IV
- A deux cuartos (Choir)
- Les voici! Les voici! (Choir)
- C’est toi, c’est moi (Carmen, Don José, Choir)

SOLOIST VIOLIN

Giovanni Andrea Zanon

SOLOIST MANDOLIN

Jacob Reuven

CARMEN

Anita Rachvelishvili

DON JOSÉ

Carlo Ventre

MICAELA

Irina Lungu

ESCAMILLO

Dalibor Jenis

MORALES

Nicolò Ceriani

ZUNIGA
Victor Garcia Sierra
MERCEDES
Alice Marini
FRASQUITA
Francesca Micarelli