Carmen

Georges Bizet

  • “Opera Santa Barbara made a memorable debut at the Granada with Bizet’s Carmen. Nir Kabaretti was in the pit with a large and wonderful orchestra, and the singers and production were first rate. Emily Langford Johnson sang the title role as if she were born for it; a truly compelling mezzo-soprano, her castanet dance was thrilling and sexy, her mood swings convincing and emphatic. As Don Jose, Michael Hayes was splendid… some of the most magical moments belonged to Rena Harms as Micaela.”
    – Charles Donelan / SB Independent

Direction

Nir Kabaretti

Nir Kabaretti

Vernon Hartman

Vernon Hartman

 

Baron Scarpia / Tosca

September 1997 (debut)

Chautauqua Opera

Chautauqua Opera

Tom Ruzika

Tom Ruzika

Utah Opera

Utah Opera

Artists

Emily Langford Johnson

Emily Langford Johnson

Michael Hayes

Michael Hayes

Derrick Parker

Derrick Parker

Rena Harms

Rena Harms

 

Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni

November 2015

 

Micaëla / Carmen

March 2009 (debut)

Jamie Offenbach

Jamie Offenbach

 

Don Basilio / The Barber of Seville

May 2001 (debut)

Paul Sahuc

Paul Sahuc

Simon Lee

Simon Lee

Ciera Lamborn

Ciera Lamborn

Sara Campbell

Sara Campbell

Location

Cast & Credits

Direction
Conductor:

Nir Kabaretti

Stage Director:

Vernon Hartman

 

Baron Scarpia / Tosca

September 1997 (debut)

Set Design:

Chautauqua Opera

Lighting Design:

Tom Ruzika

Costume Design:

Utah Opera

Artists
Carmen:

Emily Langford Johnson

Don José:

Michael Hayes

Escamillo:

Derrick Parker

Micaëla:

Rena Harms

 

Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni

November 2015

 

Micaëla / Carmen

March 2009 (debut)

Zuniga:

Jamie Offenbach

 

Don Basilio / The Barber of Seville

May 2001 (debut)

Moralès/Dancaïro:

Paul Sahuc

Remendado:

Simon Lee

Frasquita:

Ciera Lamborn

Mercédès:

Sara Campbell

Carmen, March 2009, Photo by David Bazemore