Carmen in Concert
- Kennedy Center Concert Hall 2700 F Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20566 United States (map)
Experience the story of Georges Bizet's Carmen like never before – through the eyes of her killer’s mother. In a wickedly smart narration, Don Josè’s mother recounts the famous opèra comique.
"After singing the complete opera a few years ago at Wolf Trap, I’m eager to sing the wondrous music again, but this time with a twist. The new narration, told from a completely different perspective, will make for an intriguing new approach to Bizet’s magnum opus."
—Kirby Knight, Tenor II
"It is inconceivable that Bizet could produce so many memorable and brilliant melodies in one spectacular work; what a tragedy that the premiere was a failure, and he died without knowing the success that his work would enjoy."
—Joel Ayau, Accompanist and Education and Outreach Director
"This is a great concert for first time opera audiences and long-time opera lovers. The concert version highlights the best of the soloists and chorus, and the narration from the point of view of the killer's mother is a totally original take on the story."
—Chase Maggiano, Executive Director