- Sat, Nov. 11
- Thu, Nov. 16
- Sun, Nov. 19
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Austin Opera presents Carmen, November 11 – 19 in Dell Hall.
Bizet’s sizzling hot opera tells the tale of one of the most dynamic characters in the operatic canon, Carmen. It also contains some of its most beloved and well known music, including the “Toreador Song” and the “Habanera.”
A new, gritty, and mesmerizing production places the classic story of love, betrayal, and ultimately death, in 1970. Mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy, praised for her “dark, sensuous mezzo and charming stage presence” (Opera Magazine), stars in the provocatively alluring title role alongside tenor Chad Shelton, the naïve soldier who succumbs to her advances to tragic end. Baritone Norman Garrett will storm the stage in his Austin Opera debut as the Toreador, Escamillo.
- Official website for Austin Opera
About Austin Opera
Originally founded in May 1986 as Austin Lyric Opera, the city’s first professional opera company, Austin Opera has become a cultural touchstone for the fine arts community in the Central Texas region and has gained national acclaim as a producer of great opera. Austin Opera is committed to producing and promoting outstanding opera that will entertain, enrich and educate the central Texas community. Austin Opera is a cultural destination for the community that delivers an extraordinary experience; a creative environment that challenges the misconceptions of the art form; enables lifelong learning; and celebrates the diversity that makes Austin unique.