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Jun 6 - 15, 2025

Opening
Night

Friday, Jun 6
8:00 PM
Palladium Theater

Sunday
matinee

Sunday, Jun 8
2:00 PM
Palladium Theater

Tuesday Evening

Tuesday, Jun 10
7:30 PM
Palladium Theater

friday
Evening

Friday, Jun 13
7:30 PM
Palladium Theater

Final Performance

Sunday, Jun 15
7:30 PM
Palladium Theater

Mornings with the Maestro: Carmen

Friday, May 30
11:00 AM
Opera Central

The wild, free-spirited Carmen seduces a naïve soldier, Don José. After he deserts his regiment and turns smuggler for her, she tires of him and pursues the dashing bullfighter Escamillo. Maddened by jealousy, Don José confronts the fickle Carmen – will she survive his rage?

Sung in French with English subtitles projected above the stage.

Composer

Georges Bizet

Libretto

Ludovic Halévy

Henri Meilhac

Conductor

Mark Sforzini

Sponsors

Tampa Bay Times

Run Time

2 hours 55 minutes with two 20-minute intermissions.

Principal Cast

Sishel Claverie^

as Carmen

Peter Scott Drackley

as Don José

Phillip Lopez

as Escamillo

Elizabeth Novella^^^

as Micaëla

David Carriaga Hobbs

as Dancaire

Cristina Maria Castro

as Frasquita

Creative Team

Mark Sforzini

Conductor

Keith Arsenault

Lighting Designer
* St. Pete Opera artist debut
^Russell Buchan Sponsored Artist
^^^Debby McLean & Keith Kearney Sponsored Artist

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