Carmen on the Lake (12A)

Carmen on the Lake

From the archive

This film was last shown on 14 September 2017

Performed on the spectacular water stage of Lake Constance in Bregenz, Austria, George Bizet’s Carmen is a story of passion, destiny and obsession. The French composer’s opera is most famous for its Spanish melodies, including the Flower Song, Habanera and the Toreador Song.

On 14 September, experience Carmen like never before – recorded live on the floating stage during the Bregenz Festival. As with their previous spectacular productions, you can expect the staging of this classic tale to have an extravagantly original and innovative design, with the waters of the lake being used as an extension of the stage.

This production of Carmen will be directed by Kasper Holten, Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House in London, with the set designed by the British artist Es Devlin. Her past work includes sets for such stars as Adele, Take That, U2, Pet Shop Boys and Kanye West.

Director
Kasper Holten
Duration
2 hours 21 minutes
Cast
Daniel Johansson, Gaelle Arquez, Scott Hendricks

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