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Washington National Opera: Bizet's Carmen

  • Nov. 8 - 19, 2008
  • Opera House
  • 3 hours, 10 minutes
  • $45.00 - $300.00
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Georges Bizet's Carmen
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] 
  Micaëla--Sabina Cvilak
  Zuniga--John Marcus Bindel
  Conductor--Julius Rudel
  Director--David Gately
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

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