The Kennedy Center


The Washington Chorus presents: Carmen in Concert

Saturday, April 21, 2018 2:00 PM

Experience the story of Carmen as you never have before – through the eyes of her killer’s mother. In a wickedly smart narration, Don José’s mother recounts the famous opéra comique.

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The Washington Chorus
Christopher Bell, artistic director

Experience one of the world’s most popular operas in a bold, new way: see Carmen through the eyes of her killer’s mother. In John Constable’s wickedly smart narrative, Don Jose’s mother recounts her son’s fatal affair with the woman who destroyed his life. Starring mezzo-soprano Aleks Romano (Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Glimmerglass Festival) in the title role, and conducted by Artistic Director Christopher Bell, The Washington Chorus joins forces with The Washington National Opera Orchestra and members of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program to bring Bizet’s masterpiece to vivid life in a concert version on the stage of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Featuring Chaz’men Williams-Ali, Hunter Enoch, Raquel Gonzales, Hannah Hagerty, and Marisa Arbona-Ruiz.

Performance Timing: Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.