A sparkling “Carmen” for the opening of the XXVIth Aspendos Opera International Festival, 1st September 2019

Sisowath Ravivaddhana Monipong

The Istanbul State Opera and Ballet opened the XXVIth edition of Aspendos Opera International Festival on 1st September 2019 wth a new production of French masterpiece “Carmen” of Georges Bizet, under the direction of Maestro Vincenzo Grisostomi Travaglini.


With the help of set designer Zeki Sarayoğlu, who created on purpose an inspiring view of a “plaza” in Seville, the somptuous costumes of Ayşegül Alev and Gizem Betil, the Italian director has set up a dynamic and very rich staging to offer us a very special re-visitation of the myth of Carmen.


The exceptional participation of the first dancers of the Istanbul State Ballet, with a special choreography by Maestro Ayşem Sunal Savaşkurt has given to this production a touch of glamour and elegance which has definitely convinced the international audience of Aspendos Festival.


The Antalya Orchestra was put under the direction of young and talented Bulgarian Conductor, Zdravko Lazarov, who…

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