The Strada Stretta Concept, under the auspices of the Valletta 2018 Foundation, present Georges Bizet’s Carmen, under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci.

Schembri Bonaci’s past productions always provoked intrigue and debate. Carmen presents to the public an ‘out-of-the-box’ novel artistic production. Whilst still respecting and remaining loyal to the music and libretto, his production is playing on a new approach as to how one could deal with opera in our times.

The opera will be held in Strada Stretta, just around ‘Splendid House’ on the 24th November at 8.30pm, where the character of the famous street will be captured and amalgamated into this opera.

Here’s the troupe that you can add to the event:

The international troupe consists of singers Clare Ghigo (Carmen), Charles Vincenti (Jose), Louis Andrew Cassar (Escamillio), Ken Scicluna (Zuniga) and the Junior Choir of Johann Strauss School of Music. They are joined by musicians Vincenzo Picone (violin), Matthew Fenech (viola and saxophone), Yuri Charyguine (accordion), Luke Baldacchino (percussion), Emel Hasanoglu (piano), Gjorgji Cincievski (double bass), Tom Armitage (piano) and Jess Rymer (trumpet).

The narrators are Troubadours. Costume design by Luke Azzopardi.

Entrance is free.

Carmen is being held in collaboration with the French Embassy in Malta.