January 27, 2024
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
84 Main Street
Torrington, CT 06790
The Metropolitan Opera Live in Hd
Venue: Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
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Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell makes her Met debut, reinvigorating the classic story of deadly passion with a staging that moves the action to the present day, amid a band of human traffickers. Mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina leads a powerhouse quartet of stars in the touchstone role of the irresistible femme fatale, alongside tenor Piotr Beczała as Carmen’s lover Don José, soprano Angel Blue as the devoted Micaëla, and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen as the swaggering Escamillo. Daniele Rustioni conducts Bizet’s heart-pounding score.
Daniele Rustioni (Conductor), Angel Blue (Micaëla), Aigul Akhmetshina (Carmen), Piotr Beczała (Don José), Kyle Ketelsen (Escamillo)
Production: Carrie Cracknell
Set Designer: Michael Levine
Costume Designer: Tom Scutt
Lighting Designer: Guy Hoare
Projection Designer: rocafilm/Roland Horvath
Choreographer: Ann Yee
Pre Event Lecture
Presented by: Alan Mann
Alan Mann, artistic Director of Opera Theater of Connecticut, is also a renowned guest speaker, known for his Opera Talks—a series of informal, informative talks on operas and composers. He has been a “Special Lecturer” on many cruises, including an upcoming transatlantic trip with Royal Caribbean, and has been asked to speak before such groups as Evergreen Woods, Elim Park, and the Schiller Shoreline Institute for Lifelong Learning (SSILL). He has also served as Master of Ceremonies for numerous concerts across the country, punctuating them with interesting anecdotes and sharing his witty insights and knowledge of the “human” side of opera with the audience.
Mr. Mann frequently serves as a judge for various competitions, including The Jenny Lind National Competition for Sopranos, The Connecticut Opera Guild’s National Vocal Competition, The San Antonio Opera Competition, and Opera Theater of Connecticut’s Vocal Competition, as well as the English-Speaking Union’s Shakespeare competition.
His work in professional theater and opera has taken him from New York’s Lincoln Center to London’s West End to the Edinburgh Festival to the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival to The Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy to New York’s Broadway. His directing assignments span traditional opera, contemporary opera, comic opera, musical theater, and classic and modern theater.
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