Copy of CARMEN (Opera by G. Bizet)

Copy of CARMEN (Opera by G. Bizet)

Georges Bizet's CARMEN is one of the most frequently performed and most popular operas ever. It tells the story of the proud tobacco worker Carmen, a young woman aware of her erotic charisma. The action takes place in sunny Seville and is characterised by passion, jealousy and tragic love. The officer Don José falls for her with a devotion that ultimately ends tragically, thus leading us through a heartrending love story...

Saturday, 10. August 2024
2024-08-10 14:00:00 2024-08-10 15:00:00 Europe/Zurich Copy of CARMEN (Opera by G. Bizet) Georges Bizet's CARMEN is one of the most frequently performed and most popular operas ever. It tells the story of the proud tobacco worker Carmen, a young woman aware of her erotic charisma. The action takes place in sunny Seville and is characterised by passion, jealousy and tragic love. The officer Don José falls for her with a devotion that ultimately ends tragically, thus leading us through a heartrending love story... SOMMEROPER - Passionsspielhaus
 
Doors open 13:45
Begin 14:00
End 15:00
 
SOMMEROPER - Passionsspielhaus
Dorfstrasse 11
2545 Selzach
Switzerland
 
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The four acts of the opera take place at the gates of a tobacco factory, at an inn, in the Andalusian mountains and in front of a bullring. At its premiere in Paris in 1875, the piece failed because the audience was simply overwhelmed by the drastic depiction of the milieu. Soon afterwards, however, CARMEN became a great success that has lasted to this day, although the composer, who died in 1875, did not live to see it.

The passionate story, the fascinating characters and the unforgettable music have captivated generations of opera lovers. As usual, the tried and tested team of the Selzach Summer Opera will bring the opera to the stage in an audience-pleasing set and production.

Good to know:

CARMEN - Opera in four acts by Georges Bizet. Sung in French.

Duration of the performance: around 3 hours including an interval of 30 minutes. 

Ticket prices: CHF 124, CHF 98, CHF 78, CHF 48 and CHF 25.

Youth tickets (reduced tickets): Reduced tickets are available for students, apprentices and persons under 18 years of age; the reduction is 50% on the admission price (ID check on site.).

Introduction to the opera: 45 minutes before the performance begins, there will be an introduction of approx. 20 minutes for interested visitors. Participation is free of charge. Please note the local signposting.

Box office: The box office opens one hour before the performance.

Gastronomy: In the beautifully designed outdoor area and marquee in front of the Passion Playhouse, you can get in the mood for the opera with Spanish specialities one hour before the performance begins. During the interval or after the performance, you can also enjoy small dishes and our exquisite festive wine from Spain. Information on the current offer can be found at sommeroper.ch.

Small groups can reserve a table on site to enjoy the time before the performance and during the interval. For larger groups, we recommend the individual aperitif options in exclusive premises with terrace at Hugi Weine at Kirchgasse 5 in Selzach in the immediate vicinity. 

How to get there: Selzach is located in the canton of Solothurn between Solothurn and Grenchen and is easily accessible by train. The Passion Playhouse is a 5-minute walk from the station. For visitors with private cars, parking spaces are available in the industrial area of Selzach. Observe the signposts at the entrance to the village on Solothurnstrasse. Please follow the instructions of the traffic services. A shuttle bus runs free of charge between the car parks and the Spielhaus. 

 

Artists

Musical director: Kaspar Zehnder, director: Maria Riccarda, Wesseling, set designer: Oskar Fluri. Choir, orchestra and extras of the Selzach Summer Opera.

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