STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Seattle Opera's CARMEN!

Carmen, Bizet's fiery tale of passion and jealousy, runs from October 15 through 29, 2011. Bernard Uzan directs Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili in her Seattle Opera debut as the seductive Carmen, with Joseph Calleja as Don José, the soldier tormented by his love for her.

Former Young Artist Michael Todd Simpson returns as Escamillo, the handsome toreador who catches Carmen's eye. Malgorzata Walewska, who will appear later this season as Dulcinea in Don Quixote, returns as Carmen in the Sunday/Friday cast, with Mexican tenor Fernando de La Mora making his company debut as Don José. Also making his Seattle Opera debut is conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi.

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