September 24th and 26th, 2009. 8:00 p.m.
Miami Lyric Opera is pleased to present Carmen, a Spanish opera in three acts by George Bizet, under the artistic direction of Raffaele Cardone. The cast will include Sondra Kelly, Nelson Martinez, James Charles Taylor, Roseanne Ackerley, Ernesto Trespalacios and other fine artists. Doris Lang Kosloff will conduct the MLO Orchestra and Chorus.
The story is set in Seville, Spain, around 1830, and concerns the eponymous Carmen, a beautiful Gipsy with a fiery temper. Free with her love, she woos the corporal Don José, an inexperienced soldier. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against his superior, and joining a gang of smugglers. His jealousy when she turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads him to murder Carmen.
Miami Lyric Opera at Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139