CARMEN
Georges Bizet
APRIL 12 TO MAY 15, 2016

Running time: Three hours including one intermission
On stage at the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto.

Sung in French with English SURTITLES™.


LIVE FREE OR DIE. 

Carmen. The name conjures myriad allusions: feral gypsy, sexual hedonist, fatalistic soul. This irresistible seductress enters into a love affair with a man whose consuming jealousy attempts to tame her. Underneath the erotically alluring sun-drenched setting is a chronicle of fatal conflict as duty and obsession collide.

The driving passion of Bizet’s score includes some of opera’s most popular music. Paolo Carignani returns to conduct; Joel Ivany of Against the Grain Theatre directs.

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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAMS

Carmen   Clémentine Margaine
(April 20, 28, May 8, 10, 12, 15 2016)

Anita Rachvelishvili 
(April 12, 17, 23, 30, May 4, 6, 13 2016)

Don José   Russell Thomas
(April 12, 17, 23, 30, May 4, 6, 13, 15, 2016)

David Pomeroy
(April 20, 28, May 8, 10, 12, 2016)

Escamillo      Christian Van Horn
(April 12, 17, 23, 30, May 4, 6, 13, 15, 2016)

Zachary Nelson
(April 20, 28, May 8, 10, 12, 2016)

Micaëla   Simone Osborne
(April 12, 17, 23, 30, May 4, 6, 13, 15, 2016)

Karine Boucher
(April 20, 28, May 8, 10, 12, 2016)

Zuniga Alain Coulombe
Frasquita Sasha Djihanian
Mercédès Charlotte Burrage
Le Dancaïre Iain MacNeil
Le Remendado Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure
     
Conductor:     Paolo Carignani
Director:   Joel Ivany
Set Designer:     Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer:   François St-Aubin
Lighting Designer:   Jason Hand

With the COC Orchestra and Chorus

A Canadian Opera Company production 


Photo: Anita Rachvelishvili as Carmen in Carmen (COC, 2016), photo: Michael Cooper

 

  PERFORMANCES

  • 04/12/2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 04/17/2016 at 2 p.m.
  • 04/20/2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 04/23/2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 04/28/2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 04/30/2016 at 4:30 p.m.
  • 05/04/2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 05/06/2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 05/08/2016 at 2 p.m.
  • 05/10/2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 05/12/2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 05/13/2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 05/15/2016 at 2 p.m.

 
 

 

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