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MUSIC
Georges Bizet
Libretto
Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy
Director
Johanna Garpe
Set designer
Per A. Jonsson
COSTUME & MASK DESIGNER
Nina Sandström
Light
Erik Berglund
CHOREOGRAPHY/MOVEMENT DIRECTOR
Roger Lybeck
DRAMATURG
Katarina Aronsson
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Sung in french with Swedish surtitles

CARMEN - to Love Is to Love Freely


Carmen says she wants to be free. That she has the right to love whoever she chooses. But José stands in the way of her freedom. This time, Georges Bizet’s classical opera from 1875 takes place in a reality that we can all relate to; a factory for cheap souvenirs, where masculinity is played out in the martial arts arena. One day, the rebellious factory worker Carmen gives José, the young foreman, the eye. This is the prelude to a story of passion, jealousy and death.

Johanna Garpe, whose work includes the critically acclaimed Dialogues des Carmélites, is back at the Royal Swedish Opera, this time with a new staging of Carmen – one of the most beloved operas in the world and a welcome addition to any season. Garpe is a director of opera, theatre and TV, always with a distinct contemporary interpretation. Behind the costume design is Nina Sandström, who also created costumes for the Dialogues des Carmélites and Medea at the Royal Swedish Opera, and Fanny and Alexander at the Royal Dramatic Theatre.

Live at cinemas - CARMEN


Having difficulties making it to Stockholm? No problems. The 25th of January, the Carmen will be broadcasted live from The Royal Swedish Opera to cinemas throughout Sweden – thanks to our partnership with Folkets Hus och Parker. Together we have broadcasted 20 live operas throughout the years. Join the celebration, take advantage of our buy one get one offer for everyone experiencing Carmen at the cinemas.

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CARMEN - The Exhibition


A deep dive in the Carmen role at the Royal Opera throughout the years. Carmen was first played at the Royal Opera in 1878 and has been played 1501 times before the January 2019 premiere. During the play period of Carmen this year, an exhibition is to be held at the Opera. More information coming soon.

Premiere conversation


Welcome to the premiere conversation - Katarina Aronsson, dramaturg discuss Carmen with the creative team behind the play.

Director Johanna Garpe
Carmen Miriam Treichl
Don José Daniel Johansson
Micaëla Magdalena Risberg
Dramaturg Katarina Aronsson

Free entrance. Monday the 14th of January 6 PM in the Gold Foyer at the Royal Opera.




Performance dates

Cast

José
Daniel Johansson Jesper Taube
Micaëla
Magdalena Risberg Sabina Bisholt
Dancaïre
Conductor
Joana Carneiro Alexander Joel

Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

Cast

José
Daniel Johansson Jesper Taube
Micaëla
Magdalena Risberg Sabina Bisholt
Dancaïre
Conductor
Joana Carneiro Alexander Joel

Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

Cast

José
Daniel Johansson Jesper Taube
Micaëla
Magdalena Risberg Sabina Bisholt
Dancaïre
Conductor
Joana Carneiro Alexander Joel

Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

Cast

José
Daniel Johansson Jesper Taube
Micaëla
Magdalena Risberg Sabina Bisholt
Dancaïre
Conductor
Joana Carneiro Alexander Joel

Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

Cast

José
Daniel Johansson Jesper Taube
Micaëla
Magdalena Risberg Sabina Bisholt
Dancaïre
Conductor
Joana Carneiro Alexander Joel

Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

Cast

José
Daniel Johansson Jesper Taube
Micaëla
Magdalena Risberg Sabina Bisholt
Dancaïre
Conductor
Joana Carneiro Alexander Joel

Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

Cast

José
Daniel Johansson Jesper Taube
Micaëla
Magdalena Risberg Sabina Bisholt
Dancaïre
Conductor
Joana Carneiro Alexander Joel

Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

Cast

José
Daniel Johansson Jesper Taube
Micaëla
Magdalena Risberg Sabina Bisholt
Dancaïre
Conductor
Joana Carneiro Alexander Joel

Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

Cast

José
Daniel Johansson Jesper Taube
Micaëla
Magdalena Risberg Sabina Bisholt
Dancaïre
Conductor
Joana Carneiro Alexander Joel

Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

Cast

José
Daniel Johansson Jesper Taube
Micaëla
Magdalena Risberg Sabina Bisholt
Dancaïre
Conductor
Joana Carneiro Alexander Joel

Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

Cast

José
Daniel Johansson Jesper Taube
Micaëla
Magdalena Risberg Sabina Bisholt
Dancaïre
Conductor
Joana Carneiro Alexander Joel

Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

Cast

José
Daniel Johansson Jesper Taube
Micaëla
Magdalena Risberg Sabina Bisholt
Dancaïre
Conductor
Joana Carneiro Alexander Joel

Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

Cast

José
Daniel Johansson Jesper Taube
Micaëla
Magdalena Risberg Sabina Bisholt
Dancaïre
Conductor
Joana Carneiro Alexander Joel

Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

Cast

José
Daniel Johansson Jesper Taube
Micaëla
Magdalena Risberg Sabina Bisholt
Dancaïre
Conductor
Joana Carneiro Alexander Joel

Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

Cast

José
Daniel Johansson Jesper Taube
Micaëla
Magdalena Risberg Sabina Bisholt
Dancaïre
Conductor
Joana Carneiro Alexander Joel

Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra

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Cast

Escamillo
Micaëla
Magdalena Risberg Sabina Bisholt
Zuniga
Moralès
Dancaïre
Remendado
Mercédès
Conductor
Joana Carneiro Alexander Joel

Royal Swedish Choir & Royal Swedish Orchestra


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