Sunday, 24 March 2013

Robert Carsen


ROBERT CARSEN

Born 1954 in Toronto, Canada. Education: Old Vic Theatre School (Bristol). Biographical details here: Very detailed (in French), less detailed (in English).

Directorial approach: Simplistic, aesthetic stagings, relatively true to the overall written libretto, though often with a twist.

Major achievements in opera: After his breakthrough in 1986 with La Finta Giardinera in Camden, Carsen has appeared in all major opera houses, especially in Paris (more than 10 productions with highlights including Rusalka and Capriccio) and Glyndebourne (L´incoronazione di Poppea), Metropolitan (Eugene Onegin) and La Scala (Dialogues des Carmelites, Don Giovanni).

ROBERT CARSEN - SELECTED PRODUCTIONS

Candide, Paris Chatelet 2007, the controversial production in which Bush, Putin, Blair, Berlusconi and Chirac dance semi-naked on stage, a must-see as it is really funny:




Falstaff, La Scala 2013:


Don Giovanni, the 2011 Scala season opening:

My Fair Lady at the Mariinsky Theatre 2012:

Rheingold, Liceu Barcelona 2013:

ROBERT CARSEN ON DVD

Mefistofele, San Francisco 1988
Manon Lescaut, Flemish Opera 1991
Les contes d´Hoffmann, Paris Bastille 2002
Rusalka, Paris Bastille 2002
Les Boreades, Paris 2003
Capriccio, Paris Palais Garnier 2004
Dialogues des Carmelites, La Scala 2004
La Traviata, Venice La Fenice, 2004
Rosenkavalier, Salzburg 2004
Il trovatore, Bregenz 2005
Eugene Onegin, Metropolitan Opera 2007
L´Incoronazione di Poppea, Glyndebourne 2008
Tannhäuser, Barcelona 2008
Armide, Paris Chatelet 2008
Katia Kabanova, Madrid Teatro Real 2008
Tosca, Zürich Opera 2008
Semele, Zürich Opera 2009
Rinaldo, Glyndebourne 2011

Don Giovanni, La Scala 2010 (not yet on DVD, but perhaps?)

ROBERT CARSEN - LIVE PERFORMANCES REVIEWED BY MOSTLY OPERA


CARSEN - LINKS

1 comment:

operaramblings said...

It's a total mystery to me why noone has recorded Carsen's Orfeo ed Eurydice or his Iphigenie en Tauride. Both are brilliant productions that have been seen in multiple houses.

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