by Georges Bizet

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Preview of our talented Carmen, 2014 Gate City Bank Young Artist Hilary Ginther, Mezzo-Soprano Près des remparts de Séville (Seguidilla) David Holkeboer, piano January 2018

Friday, April 12, 2019     7:30pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019     7:30pm

FREE Pre-Concert Talk 1/2 hour before curtain

Festival Concert Hall, NDSU

"Love is a rebellious bird that no one can tame."  The 50th Season closes with Bizet’s seductive & dramatic opera CARMEN.  This opera includes some of the most beloved & recognizable music in the repertoire:  the sultry “Habanera”, the beguiling “Seguidilla” and the heroic “Toreador Song”.  Carmen is the ultimate femme fatale & this free-spirited gypsy will not be easily captured.  The story begins when the naïve Don José falls for the beautiful cigarette girl Carmen.  He quickly becomes dangerously obsessed, breaking up with his childhood sweetheart & abandoning the military.  But the reckless Carmen cannot be tamed, & she grows tired of Don José once she meets the glamorous & exciting toreador, Escamillo.  This messy love triangle is doomed!  

Cast & Creative Team

Director - Maria Todaro
Conductor/Music Director - Eric Weimer

Carmen - Hilary Ginther
Don José - Joshua Kohl
Escamillo - Robert Wesley Mason

Micaëla - Lara Ciekiewicz