National Philharmonic: Bizet's Carmen
Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 8:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore
Kendall Gladen, Carmen
Theresa Santiago, Micaela
Dan Snyder, Don José
Dean Elzinga, Escamillo
Eliot Pfanstiehl, host
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Mezzo-soprano Kendall Gladen brings to life the manipulative and magnetic personality of Carmen in this simply staged concert performance. Set in Seville, Spain, around 1830, the story revolves around a beautiful gypsy who woos the young corporal Don José. The relationship ends tragically when Don José murders Carmen after she rejects him for the bullfighter Escamillo.
* Free pre-concert lecture at 7PM.
Kids ages 7-17 are free. Please call the Strathmore Ticket Office directly at (301) 581-5100 to purchase Kids free tickets. Kids free tickets are not available for online purchase.