By Francisco Salazar
Opera Colorado is set to close its 2021-22 season with Bizet’s “Carmen.”
The production will star mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich in her signature role alongside soprano Susannah Biller as Micaëla, tenor Bruce Sledge as Don José making his role debut, and Grammy Award-winning baritone Nmon Ford as Escamillo, returning to Opera Colorado after our digital program, “The Promise of Living.”
Ari Pelto conducts the production by Keturah Stickann.
In a statement Greg Carpenter, General & Artistic Director said, “There is no better way to end Opera Colorado’s 2021-22 Season than with a grand, classic production of Carmen. We have assembled some of the finest talent to bring this familiar story and music to life for our audience. This will be a true celebration of our return to the stage that will resonate with both opera aficionados and those experiencing opera for the first time.”
“Carmen” opens on May 7 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, with additional performances on May 10, 13, 15, 19, and 21, along with an abridged Student Matinee on May 12.