Vancouver Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘Carmen’

By David Salazar

Vancouver Opera has announced a cast change for its production of “Carmen.”

The company revealed that Ginger Costa-Jackson will take on the title role in lieu of Carolyn Sproule, who was previously announced for the title role. Costa-Jackson starred in the company’s production of “Carmen” 10 years ago.

“Carolyn Sproule, previously announced as Carmen for two performances of our extended five-show run, has had to withdraw from this production due to illness and we have been incredibly fortunate to have Ginger Costa-Jackson taking the stage in her stead,” said Tom Wright, Vancouver Opera General Director, in an official press statement. “Our audiences loved our last production of ‘Carmen,’ so they’re in for a treat as this magnetic performer makes her VO return, having gained global recognition for her far-ranging talent. To witness Costa-Jackson in one of her signature roles, we encourage you to purchase your tickets now for April 28th and/or May 5th. We are certain audiences will want to join us in celebrating her return to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.”

Costa-Jackson joins a cast that includes Matthew White, Jonelle Sills, and Nathan Keoughan. Leslie Dala conducts and Rachel Peake directs.