Avenches Opera Festival, July 4-12 2014
The Avenches Opera Festival takes place yearly since 1995 at the beginning of July in the beautiful historical location of the ancient Roman arenas, near the Lake of Murten. Past editions features famous opera such as Aida, Carmen, Nabucco, The Enchanted Flute, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Don Giovanni, Lucia di Lammermoor, La Bohème etc.
Carmen from Georges Bizet will be perfomed in 2014. This is an opera in four acts (or four parts). Set in Seville around the year 1830, the opera deals with the love and jealousy of Don José, who is lured away from his duty as a soldier and his beloved Micaëla by the gypsy factory-girl Carmen, whom he allows to escape from custody. He is later induced to join the smugglers with whom Carmen is associated, but is driven wild by jealousy. This comes to a head when Carmen makes clear her preference for the bull-fighter Escamillo. The last act, outside the bull-ring in Seville, brings Escamillo to the arena, accompanied by Carmen, there stabbed to death by Don José, who has been awaiting her arrival.
The cast is Carmen: Béatrice Uria Monzon & Noëmi Nadelmann; Don José: Jorge de Leon & Giancarlo Monsalve; Micaëla: Rocio Ignacio & Greta Baldwin; Escamillo: Franck Ferrari. Music will be performed by the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra with the Lausanne Opera Chorus.
More information and tickets on http://www.avenchesopera.ch/