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Carmen In-Concert

Conductor Alondra de la Parra
Carmen Vesselina Kasarova (Australian debut, QSO exclusive)
Don José Thiago Arancam
Escamillo Adrian Timpau
Micaëla Morgan England-Jones *
Frasquita Rachel Pines *
Mercédès Eleanor Greenwood *
Remendado Blake Parham *
Dancairo Oliver Boyd *
Moralès Samuel Piper *
Zuniga Paull-Anthony Keightley *
* In collaboration with Lisa Gasteen National Opera School

Chorus Opera Queensland Chorus
Children's Chorus Voices of Birralee
Dancers Queensland Ballet
Choreography Christopher Wheeldon

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A superstar Carmen. The world's No.1 opera. Some of the greatest arias and duets ever written.

In jubilant celebration to conclude our 70th anniversary year, we present the full opera, in concert, with an international cast and Australia’s best emerging artists, under the baton of QSO Music Director Alondra de la Parra.

Witness the famous melodies and the intense, gutsy and extraordinary drama that is Bizet’s Carmen.


Voice - Soprano

Vesselina Kasarova

Vesselina Kasarova was born in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) and began at the age of four years playing the piano. After the concert diploma, she studied voice with Ressa Koleva at the Music Academy of Sofia,...
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Voice - Tenor

Andrea Caré

Andrea Caré features as one of the most prominent operatic tenor of his generation. He completed his musical studies at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turin. In 2005, he was the winner of the Spoleto...
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Music Director

Alondra de la Parra

Alondra de la Parra has gained widespread attention for her spellbinding and vibrant performances, making her one of the most compelling conductors of her generation. She holds the distinction of being the first Mexican woman...
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The Queensland Symphony Orchestra Music Director is proudly supported by Tim Fairfax AC.
Co-presented by Queensland Symphony Orchestra, QPAC and Opera Queensland.

Vesselina Kasarova is supported by Soloist Sponsor Cathryn Mittelheuser.