G&S Society To Present ‘Carmen’ On Film

February 5, 2015

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society [G&S] is getting set to present the New York Metropolitan Opera’s production of Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ on film in Bermuda, to run on Saturdays starting on February 21, 2015 at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI].

The approximate running time is 3 hours and 40 minutes.

A spokesperson said, “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.”

The production is presented in French, with English subtitles, and will start at 5.00pm.

Anita Rachvelishvili performs in ‘Carmen’:

The season will continue as follows:

  • March 7 – Il Barbiere di Siviglia [Rossini]
  • March 21 – The Merry Widow [Lehár]
  • April 18 – Les Contes d’Hoffmann [Offenbach]
  • May 2 – Iolanta [Tchaikovsky] / Bluebeard’s Castle [Bartók]
  • May 16 – La Donna del Lago [Rossini]
  • May 30 – Cavalleria Rusticana [Mascagni] / Pagliacci [Leoncavallo]

For more information [synopses, video clips,] please visit , or contact Matt Nester via e-mail at opera@gands.bm. Pre-performance and intermission cash bar, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres are provided at interval.

Tickets are sold at $35 /$30 students. Package rate for a minimum of 5 persons is sold for $30 each, and may be bought online at ptix.bm. Tickets may also be purchased at the door with cash, cheque, or credit card.

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