Washington National Opera: Bizet's Carmen
- Nov. 8 - 19, 2008
- Opera House
- 3 hours, 10 minutes
- $45.00 - $300.00
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Libretto by Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy
Bizet's indelible portrait of the fiery gypsy temptress Carmen is brought to the stage with flamenco-inspired, unforgettable music. Acclaimed mezzo-soprano and DC native Denyce Graves is identified with the role of Carmen throughout the world. Maestro Julius Rudel conducts.
Performed in French with English supertitles.
NOTE: Supertitles are not visible from the rear orchestra.
Performance Timing: Act I - 46 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act II - 42 min.; Intermission - 20 min.;
Act III - 37 min.; Pause - 2 min.; Act IV - 19 min.
Single tickets are on sale at the KC Box Office.
O-Zone Lecture: Free pre-performance lecture in the Opera House - Friday, Nov. 14 at 6:15 p.m.
Patrons must present a ticket or stub from any performance of this production.
Artist Q&A Session follows the matinee performance on Sunday, Nov. 16.
Cast & Artists:
Carmen--Denyce Graves [Nov. 8, 10, 14, 16m, 19], Laura Brioli [Nov. 12, 18]
Don José--Thiago Arancam [Nov. 8, 10, 14, 16m, 19], Brandon Jovanovich [Nov. 12, 18]
Escamillo--Alexander Vinogradov [Nov. 8, 10, 16, 19], Jorge Lagunes [Nov. 12, 14, 18]
Zuniga--John Marcus Bindel