Bizet's Carmen

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Saturday, June 04, 2011

Only one woman could make a man ditch a good job, cheat on his fiancée, and drive his mother to tears: Carmen. Tune into the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Bizet's classic starring the mezzo-soprano well-known for the title role, Nadia Krasteva.

CAST:

Carmen - Nadia Krasteva
Don José - Brandon Jovanovich
Micaëla - Nicole Cabell
Escamillo - Kyle Ketelson
Zuniga - Craig Irvin
Fransquita - Jennifer Jakob
Mercédès - Emily Fons
Dancaire - Paul Scholten
Remendado - René Barbera
Morales - Paul La Rosa

CONDUCTOR: Alain Altinoglu
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Harry Silverstein
CHICAGO CHILDREN’S CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER: Josephine Lee

Comments [2]

concetta nardone from Elmont, NY

Nice to see that the opera is done traditionally in Spain. Sick of the productions that have Carmen as a gun runner, revolitionary, etc. She is a slut and a whore, that should be enough. Oops, meant to say "free spirit". What a beautiful score and Bizet with his great music, gave this rather vicious(?) character the dignity of tragedy. Poor Jose, he never knew what hit him. Folks, when love is in the neighborhood, get out of town and quickly.

Jun. 04 2011 02:38 PM
concetta nardone from Elmont, NY

This opera clearly proves that when love is in the area, warning signs should be posted.

Jun. 04 2011 11:04 AM

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