Concert will begin at 17:00 hours GMT
Bizet's 'Carmen' with Martínez, Massi, Woodbury and Vinogradov from Los Angeles
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: Ana María Martínez. Don José: Riccardo Massi. Micaëla: Amanda Woodbury. Escamillo: Alexander Vinogradov. Frasquita: Liv Redpath. Moralès: Juan Carlos Heredia. Le Remendado: Brian Michael Moore. Le Dancaïre: Theo Hoffman.
Los Angeles Opera Choir and Orhestra. Conductor: James Conlon.
Recorded September 2017.