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Carmen: Estonian National Opera

Tallinn, Estonian National Opera

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About the Event

Popular director Walter Sutcliffe brings one of the world's most famous operas back to Tallinn.

When Carmen was first staged in France (1875), it received negative feedback: its plot was considered immoral and characters vulgar. Bizet shocked the audience by portraying ordinary people on stage – villagers, factory workers, gypsies, smugglers, and by showing the death of the main character on stage. At the premiere, the actors were booed off and the performance was denounced by the critics. But Pyotr Tchaikovsky understood the greatness of this piece and predicted a brilliant future for the opera: “Ten years from now it will be the most popular opera in the world”. And he was right, because Carmen bursts with life, passion, liberty and dynamics.

Music Director and Conductor: Arvo Volmer
Conductors: Risto Joost, Jüri Alperten
Stage Director: Walter Sutcliffe (England)
Designer: Liina Keevallik

Sung in French, with subtitles in Estonian and English.


  • Georges Bizet – Carmen
Program is subject to change

Customer Reviews

4.7 of 5

  • Galina K, Россия

    Mar 2014

    Театр великолепный! Постановка понравилась, но тяжело было вынести три антракта.


    Nov 2012

    La primera opera a la que asisto y me encantó. Por solo 12 euros pude disfrutar de Carmen en la opera de Tallín

  • COLIN L., United Kingdom

    Oct 2012

    It was a superb night

  • Peter S.,

    Sep 2012

    A nice opera house in convenient location; good performance; good orchestra

  • Kensuke C., Japan

    Sep 2012


  • Richard M., United Kingdom

    Sep 2012

    Excellent: very easy to exchange voucher for ticket & Estonian National Opera gave a very good performance.

  • Kari E., Norway

    Jun 2012

    Very good.

  • Risto C., Finland

    Mar 2012

    Music was excellent

  • Ulpu H., Finland

    Nov 2011

    It was super!

  • Seija L., Finland

    Oct 2011

    Loistava esitys. Upea Tallinnan oopperatalo. Olimme tyytyväisiä elämykseen.

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