Duration: 3 Days
Duration: 3 Days
by Georges Bizet
Teatro del Maggio, Florence 2023-03-28 ... 2023-04-16
Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” is a famous French opera that premiered in 1875. It tells the story of a passionate romance between the soldier Don José and the fiery gypsy Carmen, set against the backdrop of the Spanish city of Seville. The opera features some of the most beloved arias in the operatic repertoire, such as the “Habanera” and the “Toreador Song.”
If you’re interested in seeing a production of “Carmen” at the Teatro del Maggio in Florence, you can check their schedule for upcoming performances. The Teatro del Maggio is one of the leading opera houses in Italy and regularly stages productions of classic and contemporary operas. Make sure to book your tickets well in advance, as they often sell out quickly.
Attending an opera performance is an unforgettable experience, and “Carmen” is a great choice for both opera enthusiasts and newcomers. The Teatro del Maggio is located in the heart of Florence, so you’ll also have the opportunity to explore this beautiful city and its many cultural treasures.
Music trip to Florence for 3 days / 2 nights with a performance at the Teatro del Maggio Florence.
The Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, located in Florence, Italy, is one of the most renowned opera houses in the world. Founded in 1933, the theater has a long and illustrious history of presenting some of the finest operatic performances, attracting audiences from all over the world.
The theater has undergone several renovations and upgrades over the years, including a major overhaul in the 1990s, which saw the addition of state-of-the-art technical equipment and improved seating arrangements. Today, the Teatro del Maggio is a modern, world-class facility that offers audiences an unparalleled opera experience.
The theater is home to the prestigious Maggio Musicale Fiorentino festival, which takes place each spring and features a variety of operatic performances, concerts, and other cultural events. The festival attracts some of the biggest names in the world of opera, as well as up-and-coming talent from around the globe.
In addition to its annual festival, the Teatro del Maggio also hosts regular opera productions throughout the year, featuring some of the most beloved works of the genre. From classics like Verdi’s “La Traviata” to modern masterpieces like Philip Glass’s “Akhnaten,” the theater offers a diverse and exciting program of performances.
Enjoy our music package with a magnificent performance and an exclusive leisure program in Florence. You can select between the essential package and add individual services that we offer with the superior program.
The highlight is an opera or ballet at the famous Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
Carmen was composed in four acts by Georges Bizet . The libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. The story is based on the novella Carmen by Prosper Mérimée
The opera Carmen premiered in Paris in 1875 without much success. Georges Bizet did not live to see his international breakthrough, as he died in 1875, a few months after the premiere, at the age of 36. Today Carmen is one of the most popular and most frequently performed operas in the world.
The opera tells a dark story of violent and morbid love. The action of the opera Carmen takes place in Andalusia, mainly in Seville. It’s about seduction and love, about jealousy and dashed hope. Carmen is a sensual and strong-willed gypsy living out her love. The guard Don José falls madly in love with Carmen, although his mother wants him to marry the orphan Micaëla.
The beautiful smuggler Carmen promises Don José hot nights of love. When Carmen has to go to prison because of a dispute in the factory, Don José helps Carmen escape from prison and has to do it himself.
The bullfighter Escamillo is also in love with Carmen, who loves him back. This turns the jealous Don José from a passionate lover into a brutal murderer who ends up stabbing his beloved Carmen to death.
Experience George Bizet’s opera Carmen at the new Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence. Our exclusive music tour includes tickets for the performance, two or more nights in a hotel of your chosen category in Florence and, in our Superior Package, a private city tour, an exclusive gourmet dinner and an aperitif with a light meal before the performance.
Conductor • Zubin Mehta
Director and sets • Piero Faggioni
Chorus, Children choir of the Academy and Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Chorus and Children choir of the Academy master • Lorenzo Fratini
Carmen • Clémentine Margaine
Don Josè • Francesco Meli
Escamillo • Mattia Olivieri
Micaëla • Valentina Naforniță
In Florence at the Teatro del Maggio