On Friday, October 25 at 6.30 p.m., the National Opera of Bucharest will celebrate 175 years since the birth of French composer Georges Bizet by hosting a spectacular performance of one of his most famous and beloved works, Carmen.
The celebration will bring together National Opera of Bucharest artists Ruslan Udin (tenor from Russia) as Don Jose and Irina Baiant (debuting as soprano) as Micaela, under the direction of conductor Vlad Conta.
‘Carmen’ Photography exhibition
In addition, the National Opera of Bucharest will 175 years since the birth of French composer Georges Bizet through a photography exhibition in retrospect, displaying the most significant pictures taken during various performances of Carmen that were held in Bucharest.
The pictures feature world famous lyrical artists, aside from Romanian performers, who have performed on stage at the Opera in Bucharest (Irina Arkhipova, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Elena Cernei, Nicolae Herlea, Dan Iord?chescu, David Ohanesian, etc.). The photographs are part of a collection owned by Mr. Stephan Poen, who holds a PhD in Medicine and Musicology. The exhibition will be open to the public every day from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. until November 6 and access is free of charge.