The Royal Opera - Carmen Reviews
6 July 2020
Roberto Alagna (Don Jose), Anita Rachvelishvili (Carmen)
Veronica Cangemi (Micaela), Roberto Alagna (Don Jose), Anita Rachvelishvili (Carmen)
General scene
Vito Priante (Escamillo)
Anita Rachvelishvili (Carmen)

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No. of reviews: 13

Inconsistent, lacking energy and conviction
11 Feb 14 / Musical Criticism
La Carmensota
9 Jan 14 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Once again the exuberant set pieces and magnificent performances of Francesca Zambello's vivid production continue to delight
1 Jan 14 / Express
A thoroughly modern approach to capturing the Spanish essence of the opera
28 Dec 13 / Music OMH
Lukewarm revival fails to raise the temperature
24 Dec 13 / Opera Britannia
Covent Garden’s Carmen has spectacle but little high drama
24 Dec 13 / Seen and Heard
This Carmen was all a bit safe
23 Dec 13 / Classical Source
Bizet's crowd-pleaser returns to Covent Garden for a Christmas run
19 Dec 13 / What's on Stage
Anita Rachvelishvili gives a great account of the sensual, free-spirited gypsy girl
19 Dec 13 / Londonist
An evening that ambles between the corny and the ineffective
18 Dec 13 / The Stage
It's sixth time unlucky for this latest outing of Francesca Zambello's 2006 staging of Bizet's masterpiece
18 Dec 13 / The Guardian
Georgian mezzo Anita Rachvelishvili is smouldering yet superbly modulated as Carmen
18 Dec 13 / Evening Standard
Carmen star Anita exceeds expectations
18 Dec 13 / Metro
Production details
Riches/de Souza, Rachvelishvili/Rice/Antonacci, Alagna/Lee, Priante/Smoriginas, Cangemi/Fox, Courjal, Mihai/Hovhannisyan, Karyazina/Kelly, Clarke, Patterson
(c) Oren (d) Zambello
Performance dates
16, 19, 21, 22(m), 23 December 2013, 1, 3, 4, 6, 9 January 2014
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