Directed by: Fenlon Lamb
Music by: George Bizet
Libretto by: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
July 2019 - Bar Harbor Music Festival
Additional Production dates
August 2, 7, 9 & 10, 2018 - The Metropolitan Opera
October 14, 15, 17, 2019 - Des Moines Metro Opera
Jefferson Ridenour - Sets
Kris Kirkwood - Projections
Maureen Thomas - Costumes
Brian B. Moore - Lighting
Audrey Babcock - Carmen
Adam Diegel - Don Jose
Richard Ollarsaba - Escamillo
Jeninah Burnett -Micaela
"...Fortune smiled on Bar Harbor and the opera world at large when Lamb, another mezzo-soprano who seems to have been born to play Carmen (and did sing the role here 11 years ago), decided to focus her creative energies and networking talents in the directorial and production aspects of opera.
Her direction here was filled with dramatic action — goodness the fight scenes!
And her Papermoon creative staff transformed the rather shallow Criterion stage into a proper opera venue. Jeffery Ridenour’s ingenious, hand-painted Tarot-themed set design created the illusion of depth with great sheets of patterned paper. Maureen Thomas pulled off an unbelievable transformation of paper into intricately embroidered and ruffled costumes. I say unbelievable because nobody in my party believed they were largely paper-made."