Opéra de Monte-Carlo Announces Schedule Changes for ‘Carmen’ Production

By David Salazar

The Opéra de Monte-Carlo has announced a schedule change for its upcoming production of “Carmen.”

The organization announced that due to the new curfew regulations put into place in France and in the principality of Monaco, the organization was forced to alter the program slightly.

The Nov. 20 performance will now start at 6:30 p.m. while the Nov. 22 performance will remain at its 3 p.m. start time. Meanwhile, performances on Nov. 13 and 24 have been canceled.

This production represents the first time in 20 years that Bizet’s famed opera appears in Monaco.

The organization also announced that it will be offering all Monaco natives and residents the possibility of attending the performances free of charge in order to honor the work of those involved.

“Carmen” will be directed by Jean-Louis Grinda with Frédéric Chaslin conducting. The opera stars Aude Extrémo, Jean-François Borras, Adrian Sâmpetrean, Matthieu Lécroart, Anas Seguin, Anaïs Constans, Charlotte Despaux, and Fleur Barron, among others.

The company stated that, regulations and health conditions providing, it expects to move forward with plans to present “I Due Foscari,” which will star Plácido Domingo, starting on Dec. 5.