There are still a limited number of seats available for the two final performances of Carmen at the Jubilee Auditorium. Don't miss French mezzo-soprano Geraldine Chauvet's refreshing interpretation of the iconic title role.
"Chauvet’s sumptuous lyric vocalism is reminiscent of the great Rise Stevens. Her performance of the Gypsy Song, “Les tringles des sistres tintaient ,” was especially impressive, both for her singing and for her wonderful dancing and her rendition of “Habanera” was delivered with great emotion." —DC Metro Theatre Arts, Oct. 2015
"Rest assured, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Dala, is on point as usual and delivers all the melodic highs and lows of a performance that broke new ground in the French opera scene when it premiered in 1875."
"This is not your grandparents’ opera: Carmen thrust us into a world of sex, murder, gypsies, immoral behavior, and the seedy lives of the proletariat."
Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots (stars of April's Mary Stuart) were both competing for the fashion spotlight at opening night. It's not every day that you get to have your photo taken with royalty, so join us at our photo booth in the main-floor lobby at performances of Carmen.
We are thrilled to announce our 2016/17 season: Puccini's epic Turandot, Rossini's charming Cinderella (La Cenerentola), and Strauss's intense Elektra! Edmonton Opera staff and volunteers will be in the main-floor lobby to answer any questions about next season's operas and season ticket packages. See all three operas starting from $99!