Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2:30pm
Georges Bizet’s four act opera Carmen, last presented by Tulsa Opera in 2014, tells the story of a fiery, independent woman who drives a Spanish solider to choose between duty and freedom.
Performing some of the best known of all operatic arias―the “Habañera” and “Toreador Song”―are American mezzo-soprano Sarah Mesko, making her Tulsa Opera debut as Carmen, and former Tulsa Opera Young Artist Alexander Birch Elliott, returning from his Metropolitan Opera debut to sing Escamillo.
Adam Smith makes his Tulsa Opera debut as Don José, the naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery Carmen, and soprano Colleen Daly makes her company debut as Micaela, José’s abandoned childhood sweetheart. Conductor Roberto Kalb and director Harry Silverstein return after collaborating on The Barber of Seville in 2018.
Composed by Georges Bizet
Sung in French with English supertitles