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Carmen In-Concert

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

Duration: Three hours, including a 20 minute interval (subject to change without notice)
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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.

Program Notes

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.



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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Music Director

Alondra de la Parra: Music Director

Alondra de la Parra has gained widespread attention for her spellbinding and vibrant performances, and her commitment to Latin American composers. She frequently works with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras including Orchestre de...
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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.