Conductor Alondra de la Parra
Carmen Vesselina Kasarova (Australian debut, Queensland Symphony Orchestra 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
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.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra is pleased to provide free concert programs to further enrich your concert experience. Here you will find detailed notes on the composers and repertoire, and biographies of guest artists.
You can help us reduce the cost of these printed programs and reduce the impact on the environment. View the program notes online prior to the concert, or download only the sections you wish to bring to the concert. And if you do need a printed program, please take one between two and keep it for the month of concerts.