When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3
Where: Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.
I love the tagline for Opera Omaha’s “Carmen”: “Obsession and fate have never been more entwined.” Ooooh, saucy! Love it.
Carmen, which makes a two-show run at the Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St., this week, is one of those operas that has something for everyone. For the newcomer, it’s an ideal introduction into the world of opera. Carmen is a classic hit done in true verismo (realistic) style. And it appeals to opera zealots, too, because its story is too irresistible:
A femme fatale gypsy (awesome), and Don Jose, a soldier with a past (intriguing) come together in a fated – and fatal (oh, snap!) – collision that grips the audience with edge-of-your-seat thrills.
Oh, and by the way, the melody-minded music is pretty good, too. Conductor Hal France returns to lead a distinguished cast of singers, including Leann Sandel-Pantaleo as Carmen and Jonathan Burton as Don Jose.
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