‘Carmen’ By The Kentucky Opera

“Carmen” by Georges Bizet shocked audiences at its premiere in Paris in 1875 yet has become one of the most popular operas today. Set in Spain, it tells the story of Don Jose, a young soldier who is seduced by the beautiful gypsy Carmen. Two of its arias, “Habanera” and “Toreador Song,” can be recognized by even non-opera buffs. In their Kentucky Opera debuts, Carmen will be performed by Elise Quagliata and Dominic Armstrong as Don Jose.
—Jo Anne Triplett

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 22

The Brown Theatre
Prices and times vary
315 W. Broadway
http://kentuckycenter.org

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‘Carmen’ By The Kentucky Opera

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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