Miami Lyric Opera to Present CARMEN, 4/6-7
The story is set in Seville, Spain, around 1830, and concerns the eponymous Carmen, a beautiful Gipsy with a fiery temper. Free with her love, she woos the corporal Don José, an inexperienced soldier. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against his superior, and joining a gang of smugglers. His jealousy when she turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads him to murder Carmen.
The cast features Erica Papillion-Posey, Enrique Pina, Oscar Maritinez, Roseanne Akerley, Diego Baner and other fine artists, accompanied by the MLO Orchestra and Chorus, with conductor Jeffrey Eckstein, assistant artistic director Beverly Coulter and general and artistic director Raffaele Cardone.
Performance times: Saturday, April 6, 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 7, 4:00 p.m. All shows run at the Olympia Theater at Gusman Center, 174 East Flagler Street, Miami, Fla. Admission: $25, $30, $35, $45; Students with ID $25 at Box Office. Purchase online at www.miamilyricopera.org, or at Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center.