On stage at the Mahalia Jackson Theater
October 4, Join us for a Post Party celebrating the Opening Night of Carmen! 2019 after the 7:30 p.m. performance.
Get carried away by the opera then get on your feet to dance the habanera with music by
Julio and Cesar!
Signature Cocktail thanks to
Seven Three Distilling.
Passed hors d’oeuvres by
Ralph Brennan’s Catering.
Tickets to this festive occasion are $35 per person. Tickets to the opera start at $30 and opera tickets are required to attend this special event.
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:30pm
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
Carmen is a mesmerizing gypsy loved and desired by many,
but who remains true only to herself. First a soldier, then a toreador lose
themselves to her hypnotic allure and bear the consequences of learning that
Carmen lives life on her own terms.
“I defy everything – fire, the sword, and heaven itself!”
Experience the drama and passion of this great music
combined with powerful staging, beautiful singing and Bizet’s rich
Come to the opera and fall in love again—at your own peril.
From the New Orleans Opera Archives, Carmen from 2014. Photo Credit: Thomas Grosscup
Composed by Georges Bizet Libretto by Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halevy Conducted by Robert Lyall Directed by Keturah Stickann Cast
Carmen Jennifer Johnson Cano Don Jose Rafael Davila Escamillo Zachary Nelson Micaela Sarah Jane McMahon Zuniga Ivan Griffin El Dancairo Dennis Jesse El Remendado Tyrone Chambers, II Morales Spencer Reichman Frasquita Haley Whitney Mercedes Claire Shackelton Lilas Pastia, Inn Keeper Peter Gabb Creative Team
Chorus Master Carol Rausch Scenic Designer Steven C. Kemp* Lighting Designer Don Darnutzer Production Manager Sarah McCall Costumer Julie Winn Wig and Makeup Designer Linda Guillot Technical Director Keith Christopher Stage Manager Emily Barber 1st Assistant SM Amanda Seal 2nd Assistant SM India Mack Assistant LD Mandi Wood Properties Master Jonathon Uhlman Scenic Painter Nathan Arthur Supertitles Prompter Beth Rota Rehearsal Pianist Elena Lacheva Chorus
Maureen Bellina Andrea Butler Julie Condy Brigid Higgins Alyssa Hernandez Paula Nestico Kathy Rehage Sophia Riggio Quinn Rulison Rebecca Ryan Gloria Singleton Isabella Vanderhoof Rachel Abbate Claudia Copeland Olivia Garcia Kerry Hayes Allison Joiner Amanda McCarthy Valencia Pleasant Maggie Probst Julianna Starr Shirley A. Stewart Zara Zemmels William Alber Jethro Celestin Bart Folse Alex Furtado Alan Gandolfi Bryton Gunther Dustin Johnson Thomas Lin Richard Montgomery Hugo Pinto Dylan Tran Aaron Berenson Frank Convit William Gautreaux David Hinton Bill Lopez Rafiq Mandal David Murray Johnny Missakian Justin Missakian Sam Ottinger Guy Tem Children’s Chorus
Izaura Amos Asia Brown Lucy Chisesi Finley Cressend Drucilla Dumas Gerardo Enamorado Rori George Isabelle Higgins Wallace Jackson, III Muse Macchione Lam Phan Ivanna Radovic Chloe Soto Darius Torres-Copeland Diego Torres-Copeland Isabella Villalobos
* Scenic designs are based on original designs by Ryan McGettigan