CARMEN (2019-20)

Music by Georges Bizet

Original libretto by  Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella by Prosper Mérimée / English singing translation by Ruth and Thomas Martin

Sunday – Sept 15, 2019 | Cole Auditorium, Perimeter College at Georgia State (Clarkston, GA) *
Sunday – January 26, 2020 | Ritz Theatre (Brunswick, GA) ^
Saturday – February 22, 2020 | Corbin Middle School (Corbin, KY) +

* This performance featured dancers from the Decatur School of Ballet and Decatur City Dance.
* This performance featured singers from the Atlanta Music Project, as well as music students from Clayton State University and Perimeter College, as the opera chorus.
^ This performance was sponsored by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities.
+ This performance was sponsored by the Fine Arts Association of Southeast Kentucky.

This program was supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly.  Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.

Aspects of this touring production were made possible by support from the Opera Guild for Atlanta.


Carmen – Amanda Caban / Heather Witt

Don José – Pedro Carrerras / Timothy Harper

Micaëla – Rachel Holmes / Carline Waugh

Escamillo – Lloyd Reshard, Jr.

Frasquita – Joanna Burrell / Carrie Anne Wilson

Mercedes – Simone Evans

Morales – Brian Adams / Timothy Marshall

Zuniga – Brian Bonin

Dancairo – Edwin “Sandy” Calloway

Remendado -Michael Vavases


Conductor/Music Director – Evelyn Hughes
Stage Director – Kurt-Alexander Zeller
Tour Pianist – Grant Jones
Set Designer – Derrick Vanmeter