Carmen (1961) was an opera production by The Norwegian National Opera. Carmen was based on an opera of the same title by Georges Bizet, Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, after a novella by Prosper Mérimée. The production was performed by The Norwegian National Opera in Folketeateret.

The director was Ivo Cramér. The production was revived by Einar Beyron in 1964.

Eva Gustavson,  Kerstin Meyer, Kerstin Dellert, Maiju Kuusoja, Irma Rewell, Edith Thallaug, Libuše Márová, Joyce Blackham and Hannak Codinas performed the role of Carmen.

Egil Frostmann, Bjarne Buntz, Kolbjørn Høiseth, Ragnar Ulfung, Arne Hendriksen, Ragnar Ulfung and Jonny Blanc performed the role of Don José.

Yngvar Krogh, Olav Eriksen, Odd Woldstad and Knut Skram performed the role of Escamillo.


(Objekt ID 55451)
Object type Production
Premiere January 19, 1961
Produced by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on Carmen by Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy, Georges Bizet
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Opera
Running period January 19, 1961  


Anne-Margrethe Skari’s private archive. Donated by Anne-Margrethe Skari, 17.11.2021

Maud Hurums Operahistorie 2008

Repertoire archive, The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, 18.05.2018

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