One must thank the young Opera Naples, in partnership with the yearly Arts Naples World Festival, for an imaginative and beautifully done new production of the Brook Tragédie. Daringly, the opera takes place in the opera’s rehearsal space in the middle of Naples’s industrial district. Without any stage sets, the raw power of the warehouse was sufficient to transport the audience into a world of sex, violence, and superstition.
Carmen may be short but is a hard opera to act and sing. There is no relief in the tension: it is made for a small audience in close viewing and listening. Maestro Ramón Tebar takes obvious pleasure in conducting the musicians of the orchestral ensemble.
FULL SHOW CREDITS
Director: Zubin Mehta
Chorus Master: Marco Faelli
Chorus Master: Stefania Rinaldi
Director: Daniele Finzi Pasca
Scenes: Hugo Gargiulo
Costumes: Giovanna Buzzi
Choreography: Maria Bonzanigo
Lighting Design: Alexis Bowles
Special Effects, The Moon, Sound Reactive Light Sculpture: Roberto Vitalini “Bashiba”