The Royal Opera - Carmen Reviews
4 June 2020
Elena Maximova (Carmen)
Alexander Vinogradov (Escamillo), Elena Maximova (Carmen)
Bryan Hymel (Don Jose), Elena Maximova (Carmen)
Alexander Vinogradov (Escamillo)
Elena Maximova (Carmen)

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No. of reviews: 13

Una Carmen per Parigi
17 Nov 15 / L'Ape musicale
Everything about this production is pleasing, but not exceptional
30 Oct 15 / A Younger Theatre
Nicole Car’s debut is one of the enjoyable highlights in a sometimes mediocre revival
30 Oct 15 / Limelight
Zambello’s lively production is as traditional as they come
25 Oct 15 / Express
Well-rehearsed Covent Garden Carmen lacks a dramatic coup de grâce
23 Oct 15 / Seen and Heard
A magnificently sultry Carmen in the alluring shape of Russian mezzo-soprano Elena Maximova
22 Oct 15 / Express
Tumbling children, impeccable donkeys and a luminous Micaëla
21 Oct 15 / The Guardian
A fast-paced if uneven revival of Bizet's crowd-pleasing tunefest
21 Oct 15 / What's on Stage
A fairly unremarkable staging which really needs a lot more charisma from its two principals
21 Oct 15 / Music OMH
Lively revival
21 Oct 15 / The Stage
A workmanlike Carmen at the Royal Opera
21 Oct 15 / Bachtrack
A drab-looking but sprightly-sounding production of Bizet’s opera
21 Oct 15 / Financial Times (via Google)
The drama here plays out on a grand scale
21 Oct 15 / Opera Britannia
Bryan Hymel
Bryan Hymel on 'Carmen' and the perils of singing the most difficult notes in opera.
Production details
Johnson, Maximova/Rachvelishvili, Hymel/Kaufmann/Lee, Vinogradov/Bretz, Car/Yoncheva/Byrne, Courjal, Borovko, Losier/Kelly, Doyle/Clarke, Robinson/McNicoll
(c) de Billy/Joel (d) Zambello
Performance dates
19, 21, 24, 27, 30 October, 4, 7, 10, 14, 16, 21(m), 26, 30 November 2015
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