Theatre: Grand Théâtre
Address: Place de la Comédie, 69001 Lyon, France
Date of first performance: 11 April 1877
Number of performances: 7
New production: Yes
Company/impresario: Martial Senterre and Guille Momas
Performers and creatives
- Carmen: Adèle Isaac
- Don Jose: Ch. Laurent
- Micaela: Galli
- Escamillo: Chopin
- Director: Scott
- Sets: Genivet (Peintre-décorateur)
Spoken language: French
Score Edition: Including Act IV ballet interpolated by Ernest Guiraud.
Vuillermoz, Cent Ans d’Opéra à Lyon (1932); Grand Théâtre de Lyon, Troupe et Répertoire, 1807-1897, BnF AdS: 8-RF-78773; Le Progès de Lyon, 13 April 1877, 3.
Other singers: Depoitiers (F), J. Blainville (Mer), L. Reine (DanC), Férêt (R), Sernin (Mor), Rougé (Z). 7 performances: 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 26, 30 April 1877. ‘Grand Théâtre de Lyon, Troupe et Répertoire, 1807-1897’ shows that there was no love affair between the Lyonnais public and Carmen. The opera appears in following seasons, but not every season, for between 5 and 14 performances each season, and generally brings in dismal amounts in ticket sales. Galli-Marié’s 3 guest performances in 1882 are not mentioned in this source.