“Carmen” singing cast wins out for Opera San Antonio

November 1, 2016 - 2:45pm

The enduring popularity of Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen” flows from the uncommon unity of its fabulous melodies with the story’s magnetic characters and their emotions. Opera San Antonio’s “Carmen” production, the first of its 2016-17 season, magnified that unity in its Thursday night performance in all the ways that counted. The main strengths of the staging were the exceptionally strong core singing cast that combined with splendid orchestral support from the San Antonio Symphony in the pit, all performing in the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts before nearly 1,400 patrons. The core singing cast excelled because of their experience, in the main part, of playing their characters many times before with top opera companies across the world.

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