Bizet’s beloved masterpiece in a production from Bregenz Festival’s marvellous Seebühne, featuring Gaëlle Arquez, Daniel Johansson & Scott Hendricks.

One of the most popular and beloved operas of the world will see a new staging at this year’s Bregenz Festival with its breath-taking backdrop of Lake Constance: Georges Bizet’s “Carmen”.

The captivating opera with its Spanish sounds including Carmen‘s Habanera and Seguidilla, and Escamillo’s Toreador‘s Song, will return to the Seebühne (Lake Stage) Bregenz, featuring rising stars Gaëlle Arquez, Daniel Johansson and Scott Hendricks in the leading roles.

The new production will be directed by Danish director Kasper Holten, who has attracted great attention for his productions at major theatres around the world. For him this "opera about destiny and obsession" centres on "two people who are treated as outsiders, whose paths cross and who cling to each other in a passionate but unhealthy relationship".

The stage for Carmen will be designed by British artist Es Devlin, famous for her set designs for pop stars like Adele, U2 and Take That. Paolo Carignani, music director of the Lake Stage production of Turandot, will again conduct the Wiener Symphoniker.

Live Signal available on Friday 21 July 2017