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Carmen Boston Lyric Opera
11 Avenue De Lafayette
De Lafayette
Boston, MA
September 24 - October 2, 2016
Recurring daily

BLO’s 40th Anniversary Season launches with the bicoastal American premiere of Calixto Bieito’s Carmen in a co-production with San Francisco Opera – marking the director’s long-awaited U.S. opera debut. Set in the arid earthiness of 1970’s post-Franco Spanish North Africa, this raw and cinematic vision is a powerful account of the defiantly free-spirited woman and her obsessive lover, set to Bizet’s intoxicating score.

Jennifer Johnson Cano, critically acclaimed for her star turn in BLO’s 2015 production ofDon Giovanni, returns to Boston as the fiery, seductive gypsy who destroys the naïve soldier Don José, played by Roger HoneywellMichael Mayes and Chelsea Basler return to BLO, and BLO Music Director David Angus conducts.