Central Coast Opera to present Carmen

Magdalena Kožená as Carmen and Jonas Kaufmann as Don José at the Salzburg Festival 2012Magdalena Kožená as Carmen and Jonas Kaufmann as Don José at the Salzburg Festival 2012: Wikipedia

Central Coast Opera, a subsidiary of Central Coast Conservatorium, will present their 2017 opera production, Carmen by Georges Bizet, in May.
With colourful, eye-catching costumes, flamenco and paso doble dance scenes and the smouldering tension between the ill-fated Carmen, her lover Don Josè and the charismatic and glamorous toreador, Escamillo, this promises to be a vivacious and vivid production.
Powerful voices sing famous operatic arias; Spanish rhythms fill the air; soldiers patrol while factory girls flirt; glittering bullfighters parade and gypsies flamenco across the stage as the captivating Carmen walks fearlessly towards a fate written in the cards.
Siena Palmer from Umina Beach has been cast as Mercédès, friend of Carmen, who along with Frasquita, provides some of the ensemble highlights in this production.
Carmen will be performed at Laycock Street Community Theatre from Saturday, May 13 to Saturday, May 20.
The cast for the production has been announced as: Carmen – Angelique Tot; Don Josè – Dimitri Pronin; Micaela – Vivienne Calwell; Escamillo – Alex Sefton; Fresquita – Hannah Greenshields; Mercedes – Siena Palmer; Dancairo – Simon Castle; Remendado – Jayden Castle; Morales – Adam Jansen; Army Officer – Lillas Pastia; and Inn Keeper – Douglas Kent.

Media release,
Mar 3, 2017
Lisa Kelly, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music