Carmen ‘reopens’ Arena di Verona, sold out after two years – Music

(ANSA) – VERONA, June 18 – A sparkling arena crowded with opera fans without a face mask, enjoying melodrama at the world’s largest open air theater. So, with a full house, after two seasons of restrictions due to the pandemic, the runway was presented last night for the premiere of “Carmen”, by Giorge Bizet, who opened the 99th edition of the Opera Festival.

The success that audiences paid for the three first-time protagonists, Clementine Margin, as Carmen, Luca Micheletti (Torero Escamillo), and Tenor Brian Gagde (Don Jose).

The scenographies signed by Franco Zeffirelli are amazing, and the Arena Foundation has proposed a version that has never been seen before.

In fact, the setting merges the original 1995 project with the best axioms adopted by Zeffirelli himself for the 2009 shoot, adding other important scenographic elements, created here for the first time ever. And for the night at the Scala Festival, which will celebrate its centenary in 2023, it’s already time for Aida. (Dealing).

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