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
Creative Associate                 Julie Hamelin
Assistant Director                 Genevieve Dupére
Designer                                   Hugo Gargiulo
Costumes                                 Giovanna Buzzi
Co-Lighting Designer          Alexis Bowles
Choreographer                      Maria Bonzanigo



Carmen                     Veronica Simeoni
Don José                   Saimir Pirgu
Escamillo                  Vito Priante
Moralès                     Roberto Accurso
Zuniga                       Gianfranco Montresor
Micaëla                     Jessica Nuccio
Mercédès                  Giuseppina Bridelli
Frasquita                  Sandra Pastrana
Dancairo                   Fabio Previati
Remendado              Carlo Bosi

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.