In just two short months, these opera stars will be right here in Tulsa, bringing Georges Bizet’s Carmen to life. Take a look at their previous repertoire and get a taste of what’s to come!
Sarah Mesko as Carmen
Sarah Mesko is an American mezzo soprano who has been lauded by The Washington Post for her “consistently beautiful sound.” She has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the Washington National Opera, and the New York Philharmonic. Mesko is a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Arkansas.
Below, you can watch a short clip of her performance for Cincinnati Opera in The Coronation of Poppea, in which she sang Ottavia.
Adam Smith as Don José
British tenor Adam Smith has received much praise, with the Central Fife Times singling out his “matinée idol looks and towering tenor voice.”
Here, you can see a clip of his performance for Seattle Opera as Don José, the very same role he’ll be reprising when he comes to Tulsa in October!
Alexander Birch Elliott as Escamillo
The New York Times has praised Alexander Birch Elliott’s “heated intensity and beguiling timbre of mahogany.” Last season, he made his debuts with both the Metropolitan Opera and the Houston Grand Opera, singing Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de Perles.
Elliott was also a Resident Artist for Tulsa Opera during our 2012-13 season. The clip below is from 2013, when he returned as a main stage artist for The Marriage of Figaro.
Colleen Daly as Micaëla
Soprano Colleen Daly has been hailed by The Washington Post as a “dramatically powerful” singer, and La Scena Musicale praised her “beautifully haunted, odylic vocal smolder.”
Below, you can hear her sing “C’est l’amour” by J. Massenet at the Vocal Arts Discovery Concert Series at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Don’t miss your chance to see all these stars live here in Tulsa at the Performing Arts Center on October 25 and 27. Buy your tickets for Carmen today!