Originated from the novel by Prosper Mérimée, the opera Carmen was completed in the autumn of 1874. It was the last work of Georges Bizet, and also is the most popular opera on the stage in the world until now. Bizet, through his music, told us a tragic story behind brightness, and depicted the optimistic, straightforward but wild personality of a Gipsy girl, Carmen. The opera discloses the bald-faced passions, describes the eternal confrontation between men and women, shows the ruthless but beautiful life, and proves the perpetual co-existence between love and death.
In this opera, Bizet managed to create vivid dramatic melodies with Spanish elements. Some excerpts such as Habanera, Les Toreadors and the Prelude have been highly cherished by many artists and performed again and again in the past century
Carmen : Vành Khuyên / Huong Diep
Don José: Thanh Bình / Anh Vu
Escamillo: Huy Đức / Mạnh Dũng
Micaela: Tran Trang
Zuniga: Minh Dung
Morales: Kiều Thẩm
Fraquita: Bui Trang
Mercedes: Pham Huong / Phương Dung
Carmen’s Child: Bao Han
El Dancairo: Khanh Cuong
El Remendado: Phi Hung
the tea-shop Lady & violence husband: Song Thuy & Ngoc Thien
and the Hanoi Voices Choir & Erato Music’s Children Choir and the Choir & the Orchestra of Vietnam National Opera and Ballet.