An alluring gypsy. A handsome officer. The world’s most fiery love story, told to some of opera’s favorite music. Come to Lillas Pastia’s gypsy tavern where Carmen’s story is imaginatively retold to the pulsations of flamenco guitar and dance. Intimate. Irresistible.


Two versions: high octane for the evening shows, child-friendly for the matinee.



  • Saturday 30 June 2012 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday 6 July 2012 at 7:30 pm
  • Thursday 12 July 2012 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday 14 July 2012 at 2:00 pm

Kountz Black Box Theater
Hillman Center for the Performing Arts


All performances sung in English.



Composer   Georges Bizet
Librettist   Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
Adapted by   Robert Frankenberry and Jonathan Eaton
English Translation   Sheldon Harnick
Conductor   Robert Frankenberry
Director and Designer   Jonathan Eaton
Lighting Designer   Cat Wilson
Costume Designer   Kenneth Chu
Assistant Set Designer   Marlene Miller
Choreographer   Olivia Kissel



Carmen   Kara Cornell
Don José   James Flora
Micaëla   Shannon Kessler Dooley
Escamillo   Daniel Teadt
Dance Soloist   Olivia Kissel
Zuniga   Ryan Scott Lathan
Frasquita   Alethea Kilgore
Mercédès   Meghan Scheibal
Moralès   Adrian Rosales
Dancaïre   Loren Battieste
Remendado   Khary Wilson