Theatre: Russian Imperial Opera (Mariinsky Theatre)
Address: Theatre Square, 1, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
Date of first performance: 30 September 1885
Number of performances: 54
New production: Yes
Performers and creatives
- Carmen: Maria Aleksandrovna Slavina (Medem)
- Don Jose: Vasiliev III
- Micaela: Klyamzhinskaya
- Conductor: Eduard Napravnik
- Director: Gennadiy Kondratiev
Anna Vinogradova, ‘The Birth of Russian Carmen‘, Art of Music. Theory and History , 4 (2012), 88-98.
Due to prolonged works at Mariinsky, this production was premiered at Bolshoi Kamenny nearby. The second cast featured Emilia Karlovna Pavlovskaya in the role of Carmen for a few performances. Libretto translated into Russian by Alexandra Santagano-Gorchakova.