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“Carmen’s Tragedy” to premiere at TNB

The performance “Carmen’s Tragedy”, directed by Ion Caramitru, based on Georges Bizet’s opera, will premiere on the stage of the Bucharest National Theatre (TNB)’s Grand Hall, on June 10 and 13, starting 20:00, the institution informs. The stage sets are created by Maria Miu, while the musical score will bear the signature of the Romanian National Opera (ONB) Orchestra, conducted by Tiberiu Soare. Starting from an adaptation by world-famous creators Peter Brook, Jean Claude-Carriere and Marius Constant, the TNB-ONB co-production, with support from UNITER, offers a fresh take on a classical opera, in an original combination of the two media, theatre and opera. “One may speak of a hybrid, but a brilliant one. Out of it all soars, however, the heavenly music which Bizet bestows on his characters, the bearer of a divine message in its passionate celebration of human love and sorrow,” Ion Caramitru stated. An adaptation which enjoyed tremendous success in several special events (Sibiu the 2007 European Cultural Capital, the “George Enescu” Festival and the National Theatre Festival), “Carmen’s Tragedy” is an event-performance, which benefits from three alternative casts, featuring first-rank names of the lyrical scene and major actors. Thus, the cast for “Carmen’s Tragedy” presented on Thursday, June 10, will include, among others: Florentina Onica, Razvan Sararu, Ionut Pascu, Marta Sandu, Dorin Andone, Eugen Cristea and Vasile Calofir. The cast for the Sunday, June 13, presentation features: Oana Andra, Vlad Mirita, Ionut Pascu, Mihaela Stanciu, Dorin Andone, Florin Lazarescu and Eduard Adam.

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