Georges Bizet’s famous opera ”Carmen” became the triggering event for the most exuberant and ambitious production in the Greek region, a collaboration of SMouTh with the Municipal Conservatory of Larissa and the Association of Friends of the Larissa Municipal Youth Symphony Orchestra. The production was awarded in 2010 by the Hellenic Association of Theatre and Performing Arts Critics (HEL.AS.Th.PA.Cr) and became a major point of reference in the cultural events of the city.

Carmen in numbers: 3 performances, 6 collaborating entities, 10 soloists, 70 adults and 20 small choristers, 50 musicians, 15 actors and dancers, 30 artistic, technical and organisational contributors, 3.000 tickets – already sold out two weeks before the premiere.

Premiere: December 18, 2009, Larissa

Direction: Costas Lamproulis
Musical Direction: Christos Ktistakis & Dimitris Ktistakis

Carmen: Marita Paparizou, Don Jose: Dimitris Paksoglou, Michaela: Myrsini Margariti, Escamillo: Dimitris Kasioumis, Zuniga: Tasos Apostolou, Morales: Nikos Karagkiaouris, Dancairo: Kostis Rasidakis, Remendando: Asterios Tsetsilas, Frasquita: Elpiniki Zervou, Mercedes: Erifyli Giannakopoulou

Costumes: Eleni Psirra
Scenography: Kostas Varnas
Light-design: Wil Caspers
Choreography: Kamelia Damali
Translations: Katerina Vitsentzou
Photographer: Yannis Stavaras
Production Management: Sophia Koustas

OPERA, Production