La Tragédie de Carmen (2001)


By Peter Brook, Marius Constant, and
Jean-Claude Carrièr

Adapted from the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet; Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

Sung in French

Conducted by Michael Morgan
Directed by Olivia Stapp
Set Design by Giulio Cesare Perrone

Evening: Aug. 11, 13, 15, 17; 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Aug. 19; 2:00 p.m.

All performances at
the Lesher Center for the Arts,
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

Cast (in order of appearance):

Carmen: Buffy Baggott
Micaëla: Kristin Clayton*
Don José: Brandon Jovanovich*
Captain Zuniga/Garcia: Franck Bessone*
Lillas Pastia: Howard Sayette*
Escamillo: Philip Skinner

* Festival Opera debut

La Tragédie de Carmen
Carmen (Buffy Baggott) and Micaëla (Kristin
Clayton) compete for the attention of Don José.
Festival Opera photo
La Tragédie de Carmen
Zunica (Franck Bessone) and Don José
(Brandon Jovanovich) arrest Carmen.
Festival Opera photo
La Tragédie de Carmen
Escamillo (Philip Skinner)
in his milieu, the bullring.
Festival Opera photo
La Tragédie de Carmen
Don José and Micaëla reminisce
about their innocent youth.
Festival Opera photo