BIZET’S CLASSIC TALE OF SEDUCTION AND REVENGE, LED BY ONE OF OPERA’S GREATEST FEMME FATALES.
GEORGES BIZET Composer
HENRI MEILHAC AND LUDOVIC HALÉVY Librettists
FWOpera presents the perfectly balanced season with Bizet’s operatic tour de force Carmen. Set against an alluring Spanish landscape, this classic tale of love, lust, jealousy and vengeful crimes of passion is sure to captivate audiences in a zesty, traditional production. Leading the cast as the fiery femme fatale is mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock (With Blood, With Ink) in the title role. A world-renowned interpreter of the character, she’ll be joined on stage by Robert Watson, who will make his FWOpera debut in the notoriously difficult role of her lover, Don José.
Rounding out the cast is Craig Irvin (Silent Night) as the brash bullfighter Escamillo and former FWOpera Studio Artist, Kerriann Otaño (Cosí fan tutte), as the young Micaëla. Christina Pecce will perform the role of Frasquita. FWOpera Music Director Joe Illick will conduct Bizet’s memorable score with David Lefkowich (Il Trovatore, La Bohème) returning to direct.