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- Saturday, May 4, 2024 @ 7:30pm
- Sunday, May 5th @ 2pm
- Wednesday, May 8th @ 7:30pm
- Friday, May 10th @ 7:30pm
- Saturday, May 11th, @ 2pm
- Sunday, May 12th @ 2pm
At the National Hispanic Cultural Center Albuquerque Journal Theatre
Music / Georges Bizet
Libretto / Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy, Spanish translation by Eduardo De Bray
Carmen is one of the most popular operas of our time. “Habanera” and “Toreador” are well-known arias that linger in your mind long after the performance is over. The controversial themes of rebellion, immorality, and the tragic death of the main character shocked French audiences when it was initially performed. The opera’s popularity and the main character’s notoriety left lasting impressions on audiences for decades.
The tale revolves around a passionate love triangle between Carmen, a seductive cigarette girl, Don Jose, a solider, and Escamillo, a handsome bullfighter. Despite Don Jose’s efforts to resist her charms, he succumbs to Carmen’s enchantment, resulting in his downfall and Carmen’s demise.
The presentation of Carmen will be in Spanish. The translation by Eduardo de Bray, dates back to 1904 and comes from a Barcelona zarzuela company.
Carmen / Eliza Bonet (May 5, 8, 10, 12), Olga Perez Flora (May 4, 11)
Don Jose / NAME (May 5, 8, 10, 12), Jamie Flora (May 4, 11)
Escamillo / Octavio Moreno
Micaëla / Cecilia Violetta Lopez
El Remendado /
Mercedes / Denise Wernly
Frasquita / Ingela Onstad
Conductor / Gary Wedow
Director / Carson Gilmore
Scenic Designer /
Wigs & Makeup / Jacqueline Chavez
Chorus Master / Aaron Howe
Running Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes with 2 intermissions
-English translations are projected above the stage for all operas-