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LA Opera On Air - Special Presentation


Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m.
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Classical KUSC brings you Los Angeles Opera's season-opening production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen, Saturday, September 21 beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Live from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, this presentation will feature Irish mezzo-soprano Patricia Bardon as Carmen, tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Don José, Italian bass-baritone Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Escamillo and South African soprano Pretty Yende in her Company debut as Micaëla. LA Opera’s general director Placido Domingo conducts.

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Overview

No man can resist Carmen’s gypsy charms, but when she’s ready to move on, watch out! A riveting drama of love and jealousy, filled with famously alluring melodies and captivating dances, Carmen is one of the world’s most popular operas. With dazzling bursts of color, a thrilling production brings the sights and sounds of Seville to life, from the dusty town center to the clamor of the bullring. Bizet’s immortal score overflows with one delight after another, a music lover’s hit parade of opera’s most intoxicating melodies.

Cast

Carmen   Patricia Bardon
Don José   Brandon Jovanovich
Micaëla   Pretty Yende
Escamillo   Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
Zuniga   Valentin Anikin
El Remendado   Keith Jameson
El Dancairo   Museop Kim
Morales   Daniel Armstrong
Frasquita   Hae Ji Chang
Mercedes   Cassandra Zoé Velasco
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