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Carmen: Deutsche Oper Berlin

Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin — Main stage

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About the Event

The Deutsche Oper Berlin presents Georges Bizet's 'Carmen', a work that shocked the audience as a scandal at its Paris Opéra Comique premiere in 1875 but is now among the most‐performed and best‐loved operas in the repertoire.

In his opera, Bizet created a female character that was the exact opposite of the passive suffering heroine of his time. Carmen represents the society where sex and violence are the only feelings possible between two people and love has lost its appeal. On the other side of this bleakness stands Don José, who is doomed to fail with his ideal of love.

In French with German and English surtitles


  • Georges Bizet – Carmen
  • -not set- – Libretto by Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella by Prosper Mérimée
Program is subject to change

Cast / Production

Conductor Ben Glassberg
Stage direction Ole Anders Tandberg
Set design Erlend Birkeland
Costume design Maria Geber
Light design Ellen Ruge
Chorus Master Jeremy Bines
Children’s chorus Christian Lindhorst
Choreography Silke Sense

Carmen Aigul Akhmetshina
Frasquita Meechot Marrero
Mercédès Arianna Manganello
Micaëla Maria Motolygina
Don José Matthew Newlin, David Butt Philip (21.10.2023 | 26.10.2023)
Moralès Dean Murphy
Zuniga Christian Simmons
Escamillo Byung Gil Kim
Remendado Kieran Carrel
Dancairo Philipp Jekal

Chorus Kinderchor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Orchestra Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Deutsche Oper Berlin is the biggest opera house in the German capital, and a member of the Berlin Opera Foundation established in the early 1900s. The original building was destroyed during the Second World War, but was eventually replaced, and the new theater opened in 1961 - six weeks after construction began on the Berlin Wall. Serving West Berlin, its sober, linear design avoids anything that might distract vistiors from the performance. The repertoire of the theater focuses on the great classics such as Mozart, Verdi and Strauss, but frequently presents contemporary opera as well. The Chorus of the Deutsche Oper has been named 'Chorus of the Year' many times for its outstanding performances.

Customer Reviews

4.8 of 5

  • Jean‐Louis L, France

    Jun 2019

    Orchestre remarquable, précis et coloré. La mise en scène moderne, minimaliste, est toutefois encombrée d'une obsession de montrer des parties de corps humain, ce qui pourrait choquer, je suppose, des non‐médecins, et sans utilité pour comprendre l'œuvre en profondeur. Chœurs remarquables, excellente distribution des grands rôles, même si la langue française, mal parlée par les chanteurs, qui la connaissent peu, est comprise le plus souvent par les bandeaux des paroles en allemand et en anglais. Belle salle à l'acoustique et au conforts parfaits.

  • Hans G, Denmark

    Jan 2019


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