Mersin Opera stages Carmen for final time
MERSİN - Anatolia News Agency
The last Carmen show drew huge interest from the audience. DHA photoThe Mersin State Opera and Ballet has wrapped up a popular run of performances of “Carmen,” attracting 600 people to the hall for the final showing of the famous Georges Bizet work.
MDOB Manager and Art Director Erdoğan Şanal said “Carmen” was a show with a real orchestral richness.
“The premiere and the gala were sold out,” Şanal said, while also thanking the audiences in Mersin.
The final showing was performed with a team of 250 people. He also said the music of “Carmen” had been widely acclaimed for its brilliance of melody, harmony, atmosphere and orchestration, and for the skill with which Bizet represented, musically, the emotions and suffering of his characters. The opera has been recorded many times since the first acoustical recording in 1908, and the story has been the subject of many screen and stage adaptations. After a 10-year absence from the French capital’s opera scene, “Carmen” returned for a show under the direction of Yves Beaunesne in December 2012. All shows at the Opéra Bastille were sold out in advance for the new “Carmen.”