Finnish National Ballet: Liam Scarlett – Georges Bizet: Carmen

Ballet

Carmen is one of the world’s favourite operas, but how will it look on the ballet stage? British Liam Scarlett has created a touching and dramatic classical ballet, which drew full houses in the Norwegian National Ballet after its world premiere in 2015.

Carmen is one of the world’s favourite operas, but how will it look on the ballet stage? British Liam Scarlett has created a touching and dramatic classical ballet, which drew full houses in the Norwegian National Ballet after its world premiere in 2015. Scarlett’s choreography is accompanied by the familiar music of Georges Bizet.

Though the ballet is danced to Georges Bizet’s music, those expecting an exact replica of the opera score will be surprised. Conductor Martin Yates has adapted the music to support the dramatic arc of the ballet, yet leaving the most famous themes in place. The music of the opera is complemented by other compositions by George Bizet, which share the same quintessentially Spanish sentiment.

Recommended for children over the age of 7.

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The Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Helsinginkatu 58, Helsinki

21.2.2020

19:00

Premiere

22.2.2020

19:00

27.2.2020

19:00

28.2.2020

19:00

29.2.2020

19:00

3.3.2020

19:00

4.3.2020

19:00

5.3.2020

19:00

7.3.2020

14:00

12.3.2020

19:00

14.3.2020

19:00