21 February 2018

Ukrainian opera actor to star on Azerbaijani scene

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Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Baku will host the "Carmen" opera by George Bizet.

This brilliant work of art is valuable contribution to the treasury of world opera.

Andrey Romanenko, the soloist of the National Opera of Ukraine, laureates of international competitions, the People's Artist of Ukraine will perform in the role of Don José. Carmen will be performed by young talented vocalist Chinara Shirin.

The play will bring together the leading soloists of Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre- people's artist Ali Asgarov (Zuniga), honored artists Inara Babayeva (Micaelli), Gulnaz Ismayilova (Frascati) and Anton Verstand (Escamilio).

The performance will be conducted by People's artist of Azerbaijan, Professor Javanshir Jafarov.

"Carmen" is an opera in four acts by French composer Georges Bizet, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée. The opera is written in the genre of opéra comique. "Carmen"has since become one of the best-loved operas, performed in the classical canon.

Synopsis: Carmen was a fiery gypsy girl who worked in a cigar factory. An army officer, Don José, was called to the factory because a fight broke out. He arrested Carmen because she hit another woman. However, he became enchanted with the exotic Carmen, and let her escape.

Don José deserted the army and followed Carmen into the mountains. But the beautiful gypsy soon tired of the steadfast Don José, and she fell in love with Escamillo, a dashing bullfighter. Devastated, Don José confronted Carmen outside the bullring. As the crowd cheered Escamillo in the background, Don José stabbed Carmen to death.

2016.04.22 / 21:25
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