The Cape Town City Ballet presents its dramatic interpretation of the love triangle between the sultry gypsy Carmen, the dashing toreador, Escamilio, and the naïve soldier, Don Jose.
Accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Allan Stephenson, Carmen is one of the many full-length ballets created by Veronica Paeper in her three decades as resident choreographer with the company. Although the circumstances of its performance have varied over the years, the ballet remains one of Veronica’s masterpieces. It will succeed in drawing you into the dramatic action – with Spanish attitude and flair – while never losing sight of the ultimate intention to entertain you from start to finish.
Veronica describes Carmen as a gypsy and a free spirit, possessed of a wild and rebellious nature, combined with a charismatic appeal for the opposite sex. Her Don José is a soldier, disciplined, with strong principles – two people, poles apart, who become lovers before fate intervenes.
Casting (Carmen, Don José, Escamillo, Micaela)
Wed 25 March at 7:30 pm Laura Bosenberg, Thomas Thorne, Jesse Milligan, Frieda Mennen
Friday 27 March at 7:30 pm Kim Vieira, Ivan Boonzaaier, Conrad Nusser, Jane Fidler
Saturday 28 March at 2 pm Laura Bosenberg, Thomas Thorne, Jesse Milligan, Frieda Mennen
Saturday 28 March at 7:30 pm Tracy Li (guest artist), Daniel Rajna (guest artist), Jesse Milligan, Elizabeth Nienaber
Sunday 29 March at 3 pm Kim Vieira, Ivan Boonzaaier, Conrad Nusser, Jane Fidler
Tuesday 31 March at 7:30 pm Tracy Li*, Daniel Rajna*, Jesse Milligan, Elizabeth Nienaber