One of the most famous operas, Commonwealth Lyric Theater brings the tragic story of Carmen to the Newton Festival of the Arts. Innocence and passion, trust and betrayal - a whirlwind of human emotions aggrandized by magnificent music. Critically-acclaimed cast, ensemble, children's chorus, original sets and costumes, unique stage direction - everything works together to create a unique experience of theater and life.
Three Performances - May 17 at 7:30PM, May 18 at 7:30PM and May 19 at 3PM
This event is part of Newton Festival of the Arts and is supported in part by a grant from the Newton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Carmen - Anna Cley, mezzo - soprano
Don José - Giovanni Formisano, tenor
Micaela - Olga Lisovskaya (May 17, 19) / Theodora Cottarel, (May 18) soprano
Escamilio - Will Meinert, bass
Frasquita - Jean Furman (May 17, 19) / Sara Law (May 18), soprano
Zuniga - Daniel Bravarnik, actor
Mercedes - Natalja Sticco, mezzo-soprano
Commonwealth Lyric Theater Orchestra and Ensemble
Artistic Director - Alexander Prokhorov-Tolstoy