Carolyn Sproule stated "To me, Carmen is one of the most fascinating and complex characters in opera. She lives outside of the law and more than anything wants to be free; something she is willing to die for. This is one of the great mezzo roles, and I’m thrilled to sing it and share it with you this summer."
Henri Meihac and Ludovic Halevy
Premiered March 3, 1875 at
the Opera-Comique in Paris
Sung in French with English supertitles