Although still very young, Georges Bizet had just a few years ahead of him when he began to compose Carmen, whose story is inspired by the Prosper Mérimée novel.
At the opera's premiere in 1875, it was the victim of censors — who considered it a scandalous work — and the indifference of the Parisian public. The composer died in 1875 — at 36 — the evening of the 31st performance of Carmen, which would become one of the most performed operas in the history of the music. Under the leadership of Lan Shui, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by a choir of children and the Nafa Chamber Choir, pays tribute to this brilliant work in the magnificent concert hall of the Esplanade complex, whose acoustics, in the opinion of all experts, are among the best in the world.
1 Esplanade Drive
22 and 23 April 2016
De 34 à 150 SGD