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Carmen

The Greek National Opera Ballet presents “Carmen” at Greek National Opera - Main Stage, from 17 May to 20 May 2023.
The Greek National Opera Ballet presents a new production of the ballet Carmen, choreographed by the great Swedish choreographer Johan Inger and first presented by the Compañía Nacional de Danza, Madrid in 2015.


Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Johan Inger –who has carved himself a long and exceptionally successful career, both at Nederlands Dans Theater and at other major European dance companies– created the ballet Carmen for the Compañía Nacional de Danza, where it proved highly popular. Inger took on the challenge and the opportunity of creating a new choreography for Bizet’s heroine –considered a symbol of love and freedom– and his prime concern was to offer up a new take on this famous story. To this end, he decided to focus on the issue of violence, approaching it through the eyes of a child. From this viewpoint, Inger invites audiences to watch the action through a filter of innocence.

In this choreography by Inger, the ballet version of the Carmen story by Rodion Shchedrin – Georges Bizet enters into dialogue with music written by Marc Álvarez. Featuring dramaturgy by Gregor Acuña-Pohl. The Greek National Opera Orchestra is conducted by the maestro Ektoras Tartanis. With the Principal Dancers, Soloists, Demi-Soloists, and Corps de ballet of the Greek National Opera.

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