Gala: Bizet's Carmen

Gala: Bizet's Carmen

22 April 2016 – 23 April 2016
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“...if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil and the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note” – Georges Bizet Music Director Lan Shui directs the concert version of Bizet’s famous opera depicting a controversial story of seduction and tragedy which broke new ground at its 1875 premiere in Paris. A grand masterpiece showcasing Bizet’s brilliant orchestration and melodies, Carmen went on to become his greatest known work and remains one of the most frequently performed operas around the world today. Lan Shui, conductor Christine Rice, Carmen (mezzo-soprano) Andrea Care, Don Jose (tenor) Shen Yang, Escamillo (bass-baritone) Li Jing Jing, Micaela (soprano) Anna Gillingham, Frasquita (soprano) Maren Favela, Mercedes (mezzo-soprano) Singapore Symphony Chorus Singapore Symphony Children's Choir Lim Yau, choral director Wong Lai Foon, choirmaster