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Directed by: Fenlon Lamb

Music by: George Bizet

Libretto by: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

Original Production

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

Review Exceprt

"...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."



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