| Carmen

Set your passions alight with this steamy opera full of love, seduction, and betrayal.

Follow the fate of Don José, a naïve soldier who falls under the spell of the fiery Carmen, and abandons his duty and his love for Micaëla, a sweet country girl. But Carmen’s free spirit and seductive charms lead her to another man, the handsome bullfighter Escamillo, and drive José to jealousy and violence. With unforgettable melodies like the ‘Habanera’ and the ‘Toreador Song’, Carmen is a thrilling spectacle of love, lust, and betrayal. Come see why Bizet’s masterpiece of operatic romance and drama is one of history’s most popular operas ever written. 

Carmen is presented in French with projected English supertitles.

Adult Ensemble: Kelly Beekman+, Sharifa Black, R. Nathan Brown, Bob Cagle*, Riley Cameron*^, Spencer Domer, Anna Edwards*^, Danielle Feinstein+, Calista Goldwasser, Thomas M. Taylor IV*, Christine Lentini+, Brittany Moleski, Stephanie Mossinghoff, Javi Ojeda+, John Richey*, Joel Rogier

Youth Ensemble: Lucca Badino*, Bryce Cleveland*, Blaise Magparangalan*, Chloe Melton, Nora Moss*, Lila Treuiller*, Louis Wang*, Tristan Williams*

* UAO Stage Debut | + Past Crescendo Participant | ^2024 Crescendo Participant

ConductorScott Schoonover
Stage DirectorMark Freiman
Children’s Chorus MasterAlice Nelson
Scenic DesignerPatrick Huber
Costume DesignerTeresa Doggett
Lighting DesignerPatrick Huber
Properties DesignerStephanie Robinson
Supertitle Translation DesignerPhilip Touchette
Production ManagerStephanie Robinson
Technical DirectorBenjamin Worley
Stage ManagerAlyssa Murphy
For a complete list of Carmen personnel and orchestra view the digital program book HERE