The Opera Philadelphia 2017-18 season is set to close with Bizet’s “Carmen.”
Mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack, who opened the season in the title role of the new opera “Elizabeth Cree,” returns in the iconic title role. Directed by Paul Curran, who led 2015’s acclaimed “La Traviata,” the new production of “Carmen” will be showcased five times.
“’Carmen’ is among the world’s most popular operas for so many reasons, beginning, of course, with Bizet’s intoxicating score,” said David B. Devan, General Director & President of Opera Philadelphia. “It’s a masterpiece filled with unforgettable characters, edge-of-your-seat drama, and thrilling dance. Paul Curran’s production and Gary McCann’s designs bring freshness to the opera while also honoring all that is great about this beloved masterwork.”
The opera is also set to star Evan LeRoy Johnson, Adrian Timpau, and Kirsten MacKinnon. The opera will be presented at the Academy of Music from April 27-May 6, 2018.