Opera di Firenze premieres Carmen, with Leo Muscato as stage director and Sergio Escobar in the role of Don José


The Opera di Firenze is staging a new production of Carmen, an opéra-comique in four scenes composed by Georges Bizet to a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy and based on the novel of the same name by Prosper Mérimée. It will be on the stage of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino between January 7th and 18th. Stage direction will be in the hands of Leo Muscato and the tenor Sergio Escobar will embody Don José, Corporal of Dragoons of the Alcalá regiment, who is in love with Carmen. The conductor will be Ryan McAdams, who will be leading the Orchestra and Choir of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Maggio Children's Chorus.
Leo Muscato's upcoming projects include I masnadieri at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Tosca at the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli. And we will have another chance to listen to Sergio Escobar in Simon Boccanegra at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.