The grand theatre calms down as the dramatic story unrolls; the impetuous and hedonistic Carmen, a cigarette factory worker, sings her unforgettable prelude. To her declaration, “Love is a rebellious bird that none can tame,” she seduces a young soldier, Don José, before promptly moving on to bullfighter Escamillo. In this highly-anticipated performance, Spanish director Alex Olle, with his bold ideas, joins artistic director Ono Kazushi to capture the sensuality and vivacity of these characters. Together with Murakami Toshiaki as Don José, French mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac takes the protagonist role to set the stage alight with the chaotic Spanish love story.
Orchestra music will be played by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. The opera will be sung in French with English and Japanese subtitles.