Carmen by G. Bizet, from Arena di Verona, 2014. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli, conductor Henrik Nánási, starring Carlos Alvarez, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Carlo Ventre, Cristina Melis, Paolo Antognetti, Irina Lungu,Francesca Micarelli, Federico Longhi, Francesco Verna and Seung Pil Choi. Performed in French and subtitles in German, English(UK), French and Italian.
100 years ago Bizet’s passionate and impressive opera Carmen was staged for the first time in the Arena in Verona. Today in front of the imposing backdrop of the Roman amphitheatre Franco Zeffirelli‘s opulent production is conducted by Henrik Nánási and sung by an international cast of excellent singers: Ekaterina Semenchuk in the title role, Irina Lungu as Micaela, Carlo Ventre as Don Jose, Carlos Alvarez as Escamillo.