Stage director Martin Kušej conceived this powerful, contemporary vision of the Bizet classic with conductor Daniel Barenboim for the Staatsoper Berlin. Mezzo soprano Marina Domasheko plays the title role, singing famed arias that remain central to opera repertoire. The Frankfurt General Newspaper said of Rolando Villazon, who stars as Don José: “A perfect José, sung as he hasn’t been sung in a long time. This young Mexican tenor alone makes it worth seeing.” The spectacular, stark production design and exciting, sensual performances are not to be missed.
In French with English subtitles. Running time: 201 minutes.