Glimmerglass Festival: Carmen
The title character of Carmen is at once familiar and inscrutable — an outsider who acknowledges no law but her own. Her fiery, irresistible song serves both to draw people in and keep them at arm’s length. While her uncompromising pursuit of freedom and love has a price, she is willing to pay it.
In French with projected English titles.
New co-production with Minnesota Opera.
This production is generously co-sponsored by Jacqueline B. Mars and Chris and Bruce Crawford.
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The 2022 Festival features productions of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, originally slated for the summer of 2020. Bizet’s Carmen takes the stage in a new production directed by 2022 Artist in Residence Denyce Graves, followed by the new work Tenor Overboard, weaving some of Rossini’s most spectacular music together in a new comic opera with a book by the famed playwright Ken Ludwig. The next installment of Common Ground, the Festival’s multi-year initiative of new, commissioned works, is a double bill of Kamala Sankaram and Jerre Dye’s Taking Up Serpents, paired with the world premiere one-act Holy Ground, by Damien Geter and Lila Palmer.