Screening from December 6, 2014
Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.
CONDUCTOR: Pablo Heras-Casado PRODUCTION: Richard Eyre CAST:Anita Hartig, Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Ildar Abdrazakov Approximate running time: 3 hours 38 minutes incl. intermission (Check closer to screening date)