CARMEN, Opera in 4 acts

CARMEN, Opera in 4 acts

CARMEN, Opera in 4 Acts, Teatro di San Carlo of  Naples, Italy

Wednesday September 12, 2018 (7.30pm)
Friday September 14, 2018 (7.30pm)

The performance celebrates the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Italy and Thailand 
Supported by SCG and Tata Steel

Duration: Act 1 and Act 2: 93 mins – Intermission 30 mins – Act 3 and Act 4: 65 mins

Opéra comique by Georges Bizet to a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy after Prosper Mérimée’s novel; Paris, Opéra-Comique (Salle Favart), 3 March 1875.

Orchestra and Chorus of “Teatro di San Carlo” of  Naples

Ticket Prices : 10,000 / 7,000 / 5,000 / 4,000 / 2,000 Baht 

Conductor                                                   Zubin Mehta
Director and Light                                    Daniele Finzi Pasca
Stage Director Revival in Bangkok        Paolo Vettori
Creative Associate                                   Julie Hamelin
Assistant Director                                    Genevieve Dupére
Designer                                                     Hugo Gargiulo
Costumes                                                   Giovanna Buzzi
Co-Lighting Designer                              Alexis Bowles
Choreographer                                         Maria Bonzanigo

special effects – Roberto Vitalini – Bashiba
assistant to the designer – Matteo Verlicchi
assistant to the costume designer – Ambra Schumacher
assistant to the lighting designer and special effects technician – Marzio Picchetti
assistant to the video effects – Sebastiano Barbieri


Carmen, a gypsy – MEZZOSOPRANO Veronica Simeoni
Micaela,a country girl  – SOPRANO Federica Lombardi            
Don Josè, a corporal  – TENOR Saimir Pirgu
Escamillo, a bullfighter  – BARITONE Vito Priante
Zuniga, a lieutenant – BASS Costantino Finucci
Moralès, a corporal – BARITONE Enrico Maria Marabelli
Frasquita, gypsy – SOPRANO Sandra Pastrana
Mercedes, gypsy – SOPRANO Candida Guida
Le Dancaïre, smuggler  – BARITONE Fabio Previati
Le Remendado, smuggler – TENOR Francesco Pittari
An Orange Seller – SOPRANO Antonella Bellone
Lillas Pastia, an innkeeper – SPOKEN Sergio Valentino 
A Gypsy – BARITONE Giuseppe Scarico 


Teatro di San Carlo from Naples is the oldest active opera house in the world, as it was established in 1737. This legendary company with a cast of over 250 artists will stage ‘Carmen’ – a passionate rendering of Georges Bizet’s much-loved classic.    It stars some of the top singers in the opera world today including Grammy Nominee, Saimir Pirgu, mezzo- soprano, Veronica Simeoni, baritone, Vito Priante, one of the greatest comprimario tenors of his generation, Carlo Bosi and Gianfranco Montresor who has performed along with Andrea Bocelli. The opera is accompanied by an orchestra and is conducted by the legendary Maestro Zubin Mehta.

The underlining importance of San Carlo opera house is the close association with immortal composers such as Johann Adolph Hasse, Joseph Haydn and Johann Christian Bach. In fact, the revered Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, from 1815 to 1822, was the house composer and artistic director during that time.

It truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear the world’s leading opera singers who regularly perform at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Paris Opera, Bolshoi Theatre, Opera di Firenze and Teatro di San Carlo.