Performances

Bizet - CARMEN

Fully-staged production. Carmen is sung in French and contains some French spoken dialogue. English translations are projected above the stage.
  • Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019, 2:00 PM
Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh
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The alluring gypsy Carmen can have any man she wants and today she wants the army corporal Don José. But when she leaves him for a dashing bullfighter, the soldier’s obsessive attraction proves fatal. You’ll recognize all the melodies because every song is a hit—from the tempting “Habanera” to the seductive “Seguidilla” to the rousing “Toreador Song.” Bizet’s beguiling score along with the hypnotic dancing and pulsating human drama will make you powerless to resist this Carmen conducted by Keitaro Harada (NCO’s The Turn of the Screw).

Carmen is sung in French and contains some French spoken dialogue. English translations are projected above the stage.

Carmen is generously sponsored by Ross Lampe, Jr. - Sitelink Software.

Running Time - 3 hours including one intermission.

Accessible or Companion Seating

For accessible or companion seating, please call the NC Opera box office directly at (919) 792-3853.

Student Rush Tickets
$15 student rush tickets go on sale at the box office at 5:30pm on January 25 for that evening's performance and at noon on January 27 for that afternoon's performance.
Carmen: Aleks Romano
Don José: Sean Panikkar
Escamillo: Richard Ollarsaba
Micaëla: Raquel González
Zuniga: Donald Hartmann
Morales/DancaireTakaoki Onishi
Remendado: Timothy W. Sparks
Frasquita: Sara Womble
Mercédès: Stephanie Foley Davis

Conductor: Keitaro Harada
Director: Fenlon Lamb
 

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