May 3rd, 2017 — May 7th, 2017
Featuring Juilliard ADOS artists Avery Amereau performing the role of Carmen and Thesele Kemane performing the role of Escamillo
This re-imagined and reduced new production of Bizet’s most famous opera features the spoken dialogue of the original script, but is set during an early 20th century era of civil war and unsettling social atmosphere. An all-female creative team breathes new life into the powerfully beguiling gypsy Carmen who has no rules when it comes to seducing the soldier José, but his growing desire to keep her triggers a web of jealousy and murderous rage. Performed with the Columbus Symphony and BalletMet 2. Sung in French with English surtitles.