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Sunday, Aug 21, 2016, 7:30pm

Rockport Opera House, Rockport


Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

Directed by Edwin Cahill
Musical Direction by Gerald Steichen

Carmen - Abigail Fischer
Don Jose - Samuel Levine
Micaela - Lucia Cesaroni
Escamillo – Jorel Williams
Frasquita – Elisabeth Marshall
Mercédès – Katherine Drago
Zuniga – Matthew Patrick Morris

With Nathan Martin (bass), John Mehrmann (percussion) and Gerald Steichen directing from the piano.

Director Edwin Cahill’s approach is to strip the classic opera to its bones, while maintaining the integrity which made it one of the most produced and beloved operas of all time. This visionary young director relates the original story of "Carmen" to Chuck Palahniuk’s "Fight Club," with its central theme of control and mastery as well as a patriarchy verses the underground. A powerful and compelling operatic reimagining to close our 2016 SCREEN DOOR Festival.

Honorary Sponsor: Wendy C. H. and Keith S. Wellin
in honor of Eleanor Poe Barlow & Caroline E. Seamans