Aude Extrémo, Adèle Charvet & Stanislas de Barbeyrac Highlight Reopening of Opéra National de Bordeaux

By Dejan Vukosavljevic

The Opéra National de Bordeaux will reopen its doors for audiences with a production of Bizet‘s “Carmen.”

Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, the production will have two stagings, one that lasts one hour, and a full staging with an intermission.

The opera will star mezzo-sopranos Aude Extrémo and Adèle Charvet in the title role; tenors Stanislas de Barbeyrac and Jérémie Schütz as Don José; baritone Jean-Fernand Setti in the role of Escamillo; and soprano Chiara Skerath as Micaëla. The cast also includes Olivia Doray, Ambroisine Bré, Philippe Estèphe, Romain Dayez, Paco Garcia, and Jean-Vincent Blot.

Marc Minkowski conducts the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine in the production by Romain Gilbert. The performances also feature the Chœur de l’Opéra National de Bordeaux.

French opera houses have been allowed to reopen starting on May 19, 2021 after a seven month-long hiatus.

The run of “Carmen” is set to begin on May 30 and will end on June 12, 2021.