Running Time: 140 min.
Release Date: October 13, 2010 (limited)
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Cast: Roberto Alagna, Erwin Schrott, Béatrice Uria-Monzon, Eliana Bayón, Itxaro Mentxaka, Marc Canturri, Francisco Vas, Alex Sanmartí, Josep Ribot
CARMEN has been seducing opera fans for more than a century. And this time, a new production, based on the one Calixto Bieito created for the Peralada Festival, will be presented live from Spain's historic Gran Teatre del Liceu, the hometown theatre for such Catalan artists as Conchita Supervia, Montserrat Caballé, and Jose Carreras.
CARMEN has given rise to numerous adaptations and owes it greatness to its innovative conception, well-crafted plot and brilliant melodic, harmonic and instrumental inventiveness. It relates the clash between a gypsy who passionately defends her personal sense of freedom and a Navarrese soldier with a possessive, traditionally male mentality. Their relationship unleashes a tragedy that extends far beyond the setting.
Studio: D Films