LA Opera opens seasons with Bizet’s “Carmen”

Due to ticket demand a 7th performance has been added on September 28
L.A. Opera opens it's 2017-2018 season with Bizet’s Carmen.
Bizet’s opera is set in southern Spain and tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy Carmen.
Carmen features a cast led by  company favorite soprano Ana María Martínez in the title role. The role of Don José will be shared by Italian tenor Riccardo Massi in his company debut (September 9, 14, 17, 28) and tenor Brandon Jovanovich (September 20, 23; October 1). In other leading roles, Russian bass Alexander Vinogradov will make his company debut as the bullfighter Escamillo, and soprano Amanda Woodbury, an alumna of LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, will return as Micaëla.
Bass Philip Cokorinos will return as Zuniga, and mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor will make her LA Opera debut as Mercédès. The cast will also include four current members of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program: soprano Liv Redpath as Frasquita, tenor Brian Michael Moore as Le Remendado, baritone Theo Hoffman as Le Dancaïre and baritone Juan Carlos Heredia in his company debut as Moralès.
Performance Dates and Times:
• Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 7pm
• Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 7:30pm
• Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 2pm
• Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 7:30pm
• Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 7pm
NEW: Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 7:30pm
• Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 2pm


Specific details

TITLE Bizet's Carmen
WHEN Saturday September 9, 2-17 - Sunday October 1, 2017
TICKETS Starting at $25.00
OTHERS Photo caption above: Ana Maria Martinez as Carmen, Photo Credit: Lynn Lane, courtesy of Houston Grand Opera


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