Festival Opera - Bizet: CARMEN
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About the Event
Fueled by reckless passion, and insatiable desire, Seville’s hottest woman has one creed: to live, and die free. The fire is lit when she meets Don José, an army corporal promised to Micaëla. Escamillo enters the scene and is quickly smitten by Carmen’s charm. She shifts her affection to the bullfighter, which makes the fire in Don José burn more fiercely – he will stop at nothing to win her back. With her gypsy friends reading the tarot Carmen keeps drawing the Death card, she knows she can not cheat fate, but resolves to defy it anyway.
Join us for a stunning production of this timeless tale of love, obsession, fate, and the ultimate femme fatale.
JULY 10 & 12, 2020 Lesher Center for the Arts Walnut Creek
CAST & ARTISTIC TEAM Carmen: Renée Rapier Don José: Dane Suarez Micaëla: Marnie Breckenridge Escamillo: Zachary Gordin Zuniga: Christopher Filipowicz Frasquita: Lila Khazoum Mercédès: Danielle Marcele Bond Remendado: Michael Foreman Moralès/Dancaïro: Brian James Myer
Directed by Mark Foehringer Conducted by Bryan Nies
With the Festival Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Piedmont Children’s Choir