Irish Chamber Orchestra & Ballet Ireland
Gábor Takács-Nagy, Principal Artistic Partner/Conductor
Morgann Runacre-Temple, Choreographer
John Walsh, Spanish Guitar
Lorna Ritchie, Set Design
Sarah White, Costume Design
Shchedrin Carmen Suite after Bizet
Rodion Shchedrin’s best known work Carmen Suite After Bizet was written for his wife, Bolshoi dancer, Maya Plisetskaya. This popular suite is a fantastic mix of all the familiar tunes, dressed up in a way Bizet could never have imagined. The big melodies are instantly recognisable and the dramatic power of the score is complimented by Shchredin’s intervention. Gábor Tákacs-Nagy brings the entire Suite together to great aplomb.
Against the backdrop of a fabulous score, this scorching story unleashes the creative talents of Ballet Ireland’s choreographer in residence, Morgann Runacre-Temple.
Carmen follows the story of a young, naïve soldier Jose, bewitched by the beautiful and fiery gypsy, Carmen. Obsessed and reckless, Jose turns his back on respectability to be with her. But Carmen, like love, cannot be tamed and Jose’s desire to possess her will destroy them.
This scorching tale unleashes the collaborative and creative talents of the Irish Chamber Orchestra with Ballet Ireland. Don’t miss this unique spectacle!