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Henri Meilhac

 
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Date of Birth: February 21, 1831 (191)

Birth Place: Paris, FRANCE
 

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Portland Opera Announces 2022/23 Season Photo Portland Opera Announces 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

 Portland Opera’s 2022/23 season will feature the cultural touchstone Carmen; Thumbprint, a powerful new opera inspired by the story of Mukhtar Mai, a trailblazing Pakistani human rights activist; the company’s first production of the iconic and magical Dvořák opera Rusalka and more.

CARMEN is Now Playing at Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa Photo CARMEN is Now Playing at Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2022

Older audiences of the Polish National Opera will undoubtedly remember Lech Majewski’s splendid classical production of George Bizet’s most famous opera with monumental sets by Janusz Kapusta and costumes by designed by Hanna Bakuła.

CARMEN is Now Playing at Bolshoi Photo CARMEN is Now Playing at Bolshoi
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2022

Carmen is now playing at Bolshoi in Russia. The opera features a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy after the novel of the same name by Prosper Mérimée.

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by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2022

Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Announces 2022 - 2023 Season Photo Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Announces 2022 - 2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2022

The season includes four mainstage productions at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Carmen, La traviata, The Shining, and Sondheim on Sondheim in addition to live performances of the holiday classic, Amahl and the Night Visitors and the Kansas City premiere of Listen, Wilhelmina!, an imaginative children's opera at the Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building. All Kauffman Center performances will be accompanied by the Kansas City Symphony.

Photos: Opera San José Presents Flamenco-Infused CARMEN Photo Photos: Opera San José Presents Flamenco-Infused CARMEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2022

Fiery flamenco joins brilliant singing to ignite Bizet’s iconic opera, Carmen, in a vibrant Opera San José production conducted by Music Director Joseph Marcheso, with reimagined stage direction by Lillian Groag and a new collaboration with the acclaimed Flamenco Society of San José.

Photos: First Look at Opera San José's CARMEN Photo Photos: First Look at Opera San José's CARMEN
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2022

Fiery flamenco joins brilliant singing to ignite Bizet’s iconic opera, Carmen, in a vibrant Opera San José production conducted by Music Director Joseph Marcheso, with reimagined stage direction by Lillian Groag and a new collaboration with the acclaimed Flamenco Society of San José. Dance, singing, and drama come together to tell the tale of a defiant heroine whose rebellious quest for freedom defies societal expectations  and seals her tragic fate.

Opera San José Presents Flamenco-infused CARMEN Photo Opera San José Presents Flamenco-infused CARMEN
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2022

Fiery flamenco joins brilliant singing to ignite Bizet's iconic opera, Carmen, in a vibrant Opera San José production conducted by Music Director Joseph Marcheso, with reimagined stage direction by Lillian Groag.

Arizona Opera Will Return to In-Person Performances With EL MILAGRO DEL RECUERDO (THE Photo Arizona Opera Will Return to In-Person Performances With EL MILAGRO DEL RECUERDO (THE MIRACLE OF REMEMBERING)
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2021

Arizona Opera’s President and General Director, Joseph Specter, officially announced the casting today for the organization’s 2021/22 Season—its 50th Anniversary Season—which will feature an exciting and diverse programming schedule of five productions, including the release of the company’s first world premiere film and four planned in-theater productions in both Phoenix and Tucson.

Chicago Opera Theater Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Chicago Opera Theater Announces 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2021

The season includes Bizet’s beloved CARMEN in concert, featuring duo debuts by Jamie Barton and Stephanie Blythe; the family-friendly holiday delight BECOMING SANTA CLAUS by Mark Adamo; and a world premiere commission by Errollyn Wallen and Deborah Brevoort, QUAMINO’S MAP.

Henri Meilhac Videos

Washington National Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season VideoWashington National Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021

Washington National Opera today announced its 2021–2022 season featuring a triumphant return to the Opera House stage, four world premiere commissions celebrating the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary, debuts from acclaimed and rising opera stars, the return to the pit for Principal Conductor Evan Rogister and the WNO Orchestra & Chorus, and more.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At CARMEN at The Met VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At CARMEN at The Met
by Alan Henry - Feb 12, 2019

Mezzo-soprano Clementine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera's ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don Jose. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langree share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre's powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

VIDEO: Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak on Carmen VideoVIDEO: Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak on Carmen
by Alan Henry - Feb 5, 2019

Tenor Roberto Alagna and soprano Aleksandra Kurzak discuss their on- and off-stage romance with host Ailyn Pérez during the Live in HD transmission of “Carmen.”


Henri Meilhac Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Henri Meilhac written?
Henri Meilhac has written 11 shows including La Belle Hélène (Libretto), La Périchole (Librettist), Barbe-Bleue (Libretto), La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein (Librettist), Les Brigands (Librettist), Indian Summer (Playwright), Ma Cousine (Playwright), Frou-Frou (Playwright), La Petite Marquise (Playwright), Lolotte (Playwright), Carmen Jones (Source Material).