A CSO Opera Event
Bob Bernhardt, conductor & music director
Helena Binder, stage director
Elise Quagliata, Carmen
Richard Troxell, Don JosÃ©
Jennifer Goode Cooper, MicaÃ«la
Gregory Gerbrandt, Escamillo
Set in southern Spain, Bizet’s classic opera centers on Carmen, a beautiful and fiery gypsy girl who seduces Don JosÃ©, a straight-laced soldier in the army. The tale that unfolds is one of passion, obsession, and spurned love.
Carmen has become a worldwide operatic phenomenon and is a favorite among long-time opera enthusiasts and those
new to opera.