Concert will begin at 03:00 hours GMT
Bizet's 'Carmen' with Costa-Jackson, Ballentine, Pogossov and Goikoetxea from Seattle
Bizet's 'Carmen' is an opera in four acts. The libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée. It is set in southern Spain and tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. Performers:
Carmen: Ginger Costa-Jackson.
Don José: Frederick Ballentine.
Escamillo: Rodion Pogossov.
Micaëla: Vanessa Goikoetxea.
Moralès: Ryan Bede.
Zuniga: Daniel Sumegi.
Seattle Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Giacomo Sagripanti.
Recorded May. Please note: cast not confirmed.