Carmen, an opera by Georges Bizet
Thu, Aug 10 at 7:30pm
One of the greatest and most popular operas ever written, Carmen is about opera's ultimate rebel.
In Frrench, with projected English translations. Fully-staged and costumed and accompanied by piano.
Bizet's greatest hit was also one of his most notorious failures, after audiences rioted at the premiere of Carmen in 1875. Bizet died soon afterwards, never knowing that this opera would go on to become one of the most popular operas in the world. Passion, fate, brilliant choreography and some of the most wonderful classical music ever written make this story of the free-spirited Carmen and her lovers a delight for both experienced opera-goers and those new to the art form.
These performances feature talented young singers from across Canada and the United States in town for the 12th annual Halifax Summer Opera Festival, a competitive opera training program. This is an opportunity to hear first class young singers in an intimate venue in a new production set in the modern day.
Tickets available with a credit card through TIcket Halifax online or at 902-422-6278, or at The Coast's office in Halifax with cash, debit and credit. If not sold out you can also buy tickets at the door. HSOF Box Office will operate just outside each venue from 45 minutes before stated curtain time. At the door we accept cash, cheques, VISA and Mastercard.
conductor: Peter Oleskevich
stage directors: Nina Scott-Stoddart and Andrew Pelrine
stage manager: JoAnna Black
costume designer: Elizabeth Perry
lighting designer: Sean Burke
vocal and diction coach: Jason Davis
For details about casts for this performance, please see the HSOF website