Carmen

Bizet’s Carmen has everything you want in an opera: a twisting tale, passion, deceit, and incredible melodies from the fiery ‘Habanera’ to the ‘Toreador Song!’ Bizet’s final work is known worldwide and has become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas.

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8 PM & Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD-OUT.

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Join us for our popular Insight Series lectures!

 

Carmen: A Behind-the-Scenes Look with Robert Wood

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 205

You know the story and the hit tunes – but what will make this Carmen different? Conductor Robert Wood talks about his process putting together the cast and production for Carmen and shares insights about what to watch and listen for at the performance. Maestro Wood’s career in opera spans 20 years and includes performances at companies from San Francisco Opera to Wolf Trap.

Unsung Heroes: The Production Staff

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 308
Free event! Reservations required – only 80 seats available!

They never appear onstage. They never get the applause, but their work shines throughout every performance. General Director, Kathy Swekel leads a panel discussion with: Lighting Designer, Michael Klima; Costume Designer, Lorraine vom Saal; Technical Director, Draper Carter; and Wig and Make-Up Designer, Anita Phillips, who explain their roles in bringing Carmen to life.

Pre-Performance Talk: Carmen Conversations

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM & Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 308
Free event! Reservations required – only 80 seats available!
The March 15 lecture is sold-out. | The March 17 lecture is sold-out.

Discover the backstory of Carmen with Nancie Kennedy! Where, why, and when did this sensual tale of romance, jealousy, intrigue, and betrayal originate? Why was this world-famous opera considered a scandal at its premiere? Why do these passionate Spaniards sing in French? Learn all that and more!