by George Bizet
Set Designer: Ryan McGettigan
Lighting Designer: Don Darnutzer
Costume Designer: Julie Winn

presented at New Orleans Opera, 2015

“Rolled out in spectacular fashion, this was the best of New Orleans Opera’s recent stagings of ‘Carmen.’ The production more than fulfilled our expectations in nearly every department. Director Brad Dalton deserves praise for coordinating the complex details of moving such a large cast around the stage. It all made for a passionate and lively production.” – Dean M. Shapiro, New Orleans Advocate

‘The New Orleans Opera began its new season with a beautiful rendition of the classic opera ‘Carmen.’ In this production, French mezzo-soprano Geraldine Chauvet gives a riveting physical and sexual performance. The evening is immensely fun, often darkly so. With amazing performances from the entire cast, ‘Carmen’ should be seen as a rare event in New Orleans.” – Critic’s Pick, NOLA Defender