Bizet's Carmen at Cal Poly Performing Arts Center - Harman Hall
The Carmen Project: A city-wide arts collaboration.
October 12, 2013, 7 pm
October 13, 2013, 2 pm
Christopher Cohan Center, San Luis Obispo.
A tale of love, jealousy, destiny and betrayal.
This October, “The Carmen Project: A City-Wide Arts Collaboration” will captivate audiences with a full production of Georges Bizet’s beloved operatic masterpiece Carmen. Two performances of the complete opera will features the famous melodies, ballet scenes, and choruses, presented with breathtaking scenery expressly designed to mesmerize and enthrall.
The production of Carmen marks an unprecedented collaboration between many of the city’s finest performing arts groups, including Opera San Luis Obispo, the San Luis Obispo Symphony, Central Coast Children’s Choir, Civic Ballet San Luis Obispo, and the Cuesta College Concert Choir. An internationally acclaimed principal cast with Karen Mushegain as Carmen and Ben Gulley as Don Jose will join our exceptional local musicians and artists. Carmen will be staged by director Ross Halper and musically directed and conducted by Dr. Brian Asher Alhadeff, who also serves as the Artistic and General Director of Opera San Luis Obispo.
The production of Carmen marks an unprecedented collaboration between many groups, including Opera SLO, the SLO Symphony, Central Coast Children’s Choir, Civic Ballet SLO, and the Cuesta College Concert Choir. The cast will be led by Karen Mushegain as Carmen and Ben Gulley as Don Jose.