Opera di Roma


In Cinemas 17, 18, 19 & 22 Nov 2017
Jesús López-Cobos
Orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Veronica Simeoni (Carmen), Roberto Aronica (Don Josè), Alexander Vinogradov (Escamillo), Rosa Feola (Micaëla)
Georges Bizet
Valentina Carrasco
Set Design
Samal Blak
3h10 incl. interval
Sung in French, with English subtitles
Captured live from Terme di Caracalla, Rome 28 Jun 2017
Official Event Listing
  • Bewitching. Through the history of this marginal, courageous and rebellious hero Valentina Carrasco has found a perfect pretext to echo the tensions that exist today.
    Emma Granier, BACHTRACK
    It’s nice to see the old warhorse handled by a Latino woman, and as Carmens go, it’s a ‘modern’ production that hits the right topical notes and will make admirable sense, even to those who habitually dislike ‘modern’ productions.

New Production! Captured live over the European summer from the most evocative stage in the world, amidst the impressive ruins at the Baths of Caracalla, this colourful new production from exciting Latin director Valentina Carrasco of La Fura dels Baus, sets Bizet’s masterful tale of the explosive, passionate, and destructive love of a woman who values her freedom above all else not in 19th Century Spain, but on the border between Mexico and the United States, where President Trump has earmarked his famous wall.

The star cast is led by acclaimed Italian mezzo-soprano Veronica Simeoni as Carmen, with Roberto Aronica as Don Josè and Alexander Vinogradov as Escamillo. Award-winning Spanish conductor Jesús López-Cobos leads the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma orchestra.

Opera di Roma

Taking its current name at the advent of the republic, Rome’s beautiful opera house, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma was first inaugurated in 1880, as Teatro Costanzi. The company hosted the world premiere of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Puccini’s Tosca among others.

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