Who is more alluring than Carmen, the dangerous gypsy heroine recklessly playing with the fate of her victims, and her own? Add the spectacle of tavern life and, above all, Bizet’s unforgettable tunes and piquant orchestration. How to resist such a package?...
Opéra de Lyon
Redesigned by the architect Jean Nouvel, the Opéra de Lyon is a leading theatre on the French and international opera scene. Its director since 2003, Serge Dorny has developed Lyon Opera’s tradition for artistic excellence and accessibility: innovative staging, broad repertoire from the baroque to the contemporary. The artists invited include the brightest talents – whether emerging or established: the conductors Kirill Petrenko, William Christie, Jérémie Rhorer, Stefano Montanari, Daniele Rustioni... and Kazushi Ono, music director; the directors Alex Ollé/La Fura dels Baus, Olivier Py, Laurent Pelly, David Marton, Christophe Honoré...
Opéra de Lyon
The Opéra de Lyon also has a Ballet which combine a broad repertoire, classical technique and contemporary innocation with the likes of Jiří Kylian, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Benjamin Millepied... To serve it local communities, Opéra de Lyon is deeply rooted the City of Lyon and accessible to variety of audiences. The Opera also an international outlook as witnessed by the world wide touring schedule of the Opera and the Ballet. Recent tours include visits to the Edinburgh Intnernational Festival in 2013 with Fidelio and to Japan in 2014 with Les Contes d’Hoffmann.