Smoldering with sensuality and danger, this production of Bizet's most famous opera pulses with erotic power--from Carmen's rousing "Habanera" aria to the famous "Toreador Song"--all culminating in a spectacular finale at a bullfight.
Performance Timing: Acts I & II - 90 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Acts III & IV - 60 min.
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance:
Fri., Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.
See below for 10/2 casting featuring current and former Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists. Additional casting to be announced.
Clémentine Margaine* (9/19, 9/21, 9/24, 9/26, 10/1, 10/3 mat)
Géraldine Chauvet (9/20 mat, 9/25, 9/27 mat, 9/29, 10/3 eve)
Sarah Mesko ± (10/2)
Bryan Hymel* (9/19, 9/21, 9/24, 9/26)
Rafael Davila (9/20 mat, 9/25, 9/27 mat, 9/29, 10/1, 10/3 mat)
Michael Brandenburg‡ (10/2, 10/3 eve)
Michael Todd Simpson (9/19, 9/21, 9/24, 9/26, 10/1, 10/3 mat)
Aleksey Bogdanov± (9/20 mat, 9/25, 9/27 mat, 9/29, 10/2, 10/3 eve)
Janai Brugger* (9/19, 9/21, 9/24, 9/26, 10/1, 10/3 mat)
Jacqueline Echols± (9/20 mat, 9/25, 9/27 mat, 9/29, 10/3 eve)
Raquel González‡ (10/2)
E. Loren Meeker
Additional Costume Designer
± Former Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist
‡ Current Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist
COME EARLY FOR FREE OPERA INSIGHTS
Musicologist Saul Lilienstein leads the Thursday, Sep. 24 Opera Insight, starting 1 hour and 15 minutes before the performance and lasting 35–40 minutes. All other Opera Insights start 1 hour before the performance and last 20–25 minutes. Informative and entertaining, Opera Insights take you inside the composer's mind, behind the scenes of planning a production, and into the history and social context of each opera.
These lectures are free, but patrons must present a ticket from any performance of Carmen.
STAY AFTER FOR A FREE ARTIST Q&A
Following these performances:
Sunday matinee, Sep. 20
Monday evening, Sep. 21
Sunday matinee, Sep. 27
Join WNO artists for a unique opportunity to ask questions about the production.
All discussions begin immediately after the performance and are free with your ticket.
TAKE A PEEK BEHIND THE SCENES
Check out the Brightest Young Things backstage photo roundup.
General DynamicsMajor support for WNO is provided by Jacqueline Badger Mars.
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation