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Jun. 07 2017

07/08/17 – Carmen – 1pm

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NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION

CARMEN

by Georges Bizet
Performed in French with projected English translations

front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg

Carmen Opera Overview

Opera has plenty of femmes fatales, but there’s only one Carmen. Her allure proves spellbinding as she seduces a hapless corporal and then a dashing bullfighter. You’ll feel the heat as you’re captivated by Bizet’s bewitching melodies — the smoky Habanera, the playful Seguidilla, the provocative Gypsy Song. Every single melody in this ever-popular opera is a beloved hit, and each is brought to life by a cast of spectacular leading artists. Join us for this production — never before seen in Chicago — and find out why it’s the perfect work to see again and again, and the ideal opportunity to introduce new fans to the thrill of opera.

Ekaterina Gubanova

Ekaterina Gubanova

Carmen

Joseph Calleja

Joseph Calleja

Don José

Eleonora Buratto

Eleonora Buratto

Micaela

Christian Van Horn

Christian Van Horn

Escamillo

Harry Bicket

Harry Bicket

Conductor (Feb. 11 – Mar. 6)

Ainars Rubikis

Ainars Rubikis

Conductor (Mar. 16 – 25)

Rob Ashford

Director & Choreographer

David Rockwell

Set Designer

Michael Black

Chorus Master

– See more at: https://www.lyricopera.org/concertstickets/calendar/2016-2017/productions/lyricopera/carmen#./Meet%20the%20Artists?&_suid=146858834252109708496362748982

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