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Carmen

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October
Friday
23
07:00 PM
October
Sunday
25
02:00 PM
October
Saturday
31
07:30 PM
November
Wednesday
04
07:30 PM
November
Friday
06
07:30 PM
November
Sunday
08
02:00 PM
November
Friday
13
07:30 PM
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Language

Sung in French with projected English translations

Age

Appropriate for all ages

Running Time

2 hours and 50 minutes
1 intermission

Subject

Bizet
Carmen

If I love you, beware

 

Opera Favorite

 

Often considered the most popular opera in the world, it is impossible not to smile with recognition when the well-known first notes of the prelude ring out from the orchestra. American mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard takes on the role of the famous gypsy, whose beauty and mystery captivate the soldier Don José, sung by Andrea Caré, though his jealousy will ultimately destroy them both. Christian Pursell as the bullfighter Escamillo and Anita Hartigis as Micaela are ensnared by the passion of the two lead characters . All four of the outstanding lead performers are making their HGO debuts. Rob Ashford's acclaimed production will be conducted by HGO Principal Guest Conductor Eun Sum Kim.

 

 

CAST    

Carmen
(10/23, 10/25, 10/31, 11/4, 11/6)

   Isabel Leonard
2020 Lynn Wyatt Great Artist
     

Carmen
(11/8, 11/13)

  Carolyn Sproule
     
Don José
(10/23, 10/25, 10/31, 11/4, 11/6)
  Andrea Caré
     
Don José
(11/8, 11/13)
  Frederick Ballentine
     
Escamillo   Christian Pursell
     
Micaela   Anita Hartig
     
CREATIVE TEAM    
Conductor  

Eun Sun Kim
HGO Principal Guest Conductor

     
Director/Choreographer   Rob Ashford
     
Set Designer   David Rockwell
     
Original Costume Designer   Julie Weiss
     
Lighting Designer   Donald Holder

 

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Chorus, and Children's Chorus
Richard Bado, Chorus Master
The Sarah and Ernest Butler Chorus Master Chair

 

Co-production with the Lyric Opera of Chicago

 

Production funders:

Margaret Alkek Williams