Directing 350 participants in Georges Bizets opera Carmen | Dutch National Opera

After a summer full of rehearsals, they are ready: the 350 participants who will play the audience in a bullfighting arena during the last scene of Carmen. But what is it like for these opera enthusiasts to be part of a professional opera production? And what is involved behind the scenes to execute such an extensive project? You can see it in this video!

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Libretto Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on the novella by Prosper Mérimée

Musical direction Jordan de Souza
Stage direction Robert Carsen
Set design Michael Levine
Costume design Falk Bauer
Lighting design Robert Carsen Peter van Praet
Choreography Marco Berriel
Revival direction Jean-Michel Criqui, Maria Lamont

Don José Stanislas de Barbeyrac
Escamillo Lukasz Golinski
Le Dancaïre Michael Wilmering
Le Remendado Ian Castro*
Zuniga Frederik Bergman
Carmen J’Nai Bridges
Micaëla Adriana González
Frasquita Inna Demenkova*
Mercédès Polly Leech
Lilas Pastia Laurent D’Elia
Morales Georgiy Derbas-Richter *

* Dutch National Opera Studio

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Chorus master Lionel Sow

Nieuw Amsterdams Kinderkoor (part of Nieuw Vocaal Amsterdam)
Children’s chorus master Anaïs de la Morandais

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