CARMEN IN THE HEART OF STRAIT STREET
An adaptation of one of the most popular operas, Bizet’s Carmen, is making its way from the stage to the heart of Strait Street on the 24th November at 8.30pm.
The popular opera, which deals with actions fueled by jealousy and their aftermath, is being organised by the Strada Stretta Concept – a strand of the Valletta 2018 Foundation’s cultural programme.
This production of Carmen has been adapted, directed and produced by the artistic director of Strada Stretta Concept, Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci. It will feature the opera’s original music and libretto, while the score has been adapted by Gjorgji Cincievski.
Maltese folk singers – għannejja – will be the narrators in the production taking place outside and inside Splendid. Schembri Bonaci, said, “Carmen has been transported from the theatre to the street and into the community. We promise a fun experience for audience members to enjoy opera in a contemporary setting.”