Russian Imperial Opera (Mariinsky Theatre), Saint-Petersburg, 1885-

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Run in: Saint-Petersburg, Russia

First performance: 30 September 1885

# of performances: 54

Sung in Russian   

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Russian Imperial Opera

(Mariinsky Theatre)

Address ∙ Theatre Square, 1, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 190000


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 only a few performances. Libretto translated into Russian by Alexandra Santagano-Gorchakova.


Anna Vinogradova, ‘The Birth of Russian Carmen’, Art of Music. Theory and History, 4 (2012), 88-98

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