Ward Stare, conductor
Sandra Piques Eddy, mezzo-soprano
Dinyar Vania, tenor
Jacqueline Echols, soprano
Alexander Elliot, bass-baritone
Hunter Enoch, bass
Gideon Dabi, baritone
Boya Wei, soprano
Jessica Medoff, mezzo-soprano
Brian Michael Moore, tenor
Arnold Geis, tenor
BIZET Carmen (concert production)
“Free was I born! Free will I die!” Bizet’s ravishing heroine breaks hearts and lives life to the fullest in this riveting tale of passion and obsession, set amidst the backdrop of 19th-century Seville. Filled with instantly-recognizable arias, including the slinky “Habanera” and swaggering “Toreador Song,” this special concert production will transport you to a lively world of gypsies, bandits, and bullfighters, along with providing an unforgettable evening of vocal and orchestral fireworks.
Join conductors and special guests for a free, fun, and lively discussion about the music before each Philharmonics Series concert. Talks start one hour before the concert and end with ample time for you to refresh before the concert begins. Talks are held on the orchestra level of the Eastman Theatre.