Carmen Cast


Aleks Romano
Carmen

Madison Opera Debut

Recently: Aurelio, The Siege of Calais (Glimmerglass Festival); Arsace, Semiramide (Baltimore Concert Opera); Isabella, The Italian Girl in Algiers (Piedmont Opera, Portland Opera); Cherubino, The Marriage of Figaro (Washington National Opera)

Upcoming: Composer, Ariadne auf Naxos (Austin Opera) 

Sean Panikkar
Don José

Madison Opera Debut: Opera in the Park 2014

Recently: Rodolfo, La Bohème (Cincinnati Opera); Wendell Smith, The Summer King (Pittsburgh Opera); Anatol, Vanessa (Toledo Opera); Tybalt, Roméo et Juliette, Rodolphe, Guillaume Tell (Metropolitan Opera); Alfredo, La Traviata (Opera Carolina); Roberto, Le Villi, Araquil, La Navarraise (BARD Summerscape Music Festival)

Upcoming: Henry Rathbone, JFK (Ópera de Montréal); Greenhorn, Moby Dick (Pittsburgh Opera); Wendell Smith, The Summer King (Michigan Opera Theatre)


http://www.seanpanikkar.com
Cecilia Violetta López
Micaëla

Madison Opera Debut: Opera in the Park 2017

Recently: Norina, Don Pasquale (Zomeropera); Desdemona, Otello (LoftOpera); Micaëla, Carmen (Michigan Opera Theatre); Liù, The Turandot Project (BARD SummerScape Music Festival); Beatrice, Il Postino (Opera Saratoga); Violetta, La Traviata (Ash Lawn Opera, Opera Idaho); Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte (Opera Tampa)

Upcoming: Adina, L’Elisir d’Amore (Opera Idaho); Mimì, La Bohème (Opera Orlando); Lucy, Fellow Travelers (Prototype Music Festival); Rosina, The Barber of Seville (Opera Tampa); Rosalba, Florencia en el Amazonas (Florida Grand Opera); Hanna Glawari, The Merry Widow (Opera Saratoga)

www.ceciliaviolettalopez.com

Corey Crider
Escamillo

Madison Opera Debut: Sweeney Todd

Recently: Scarpia, Tosca (Intermountain Opera); Rigoletto, Rigoletto (Mississippi Opera); Ford, Falstaff (Opera on the James); Emile De Becque, South Pacific (Opera Roanoke, Ash Lawn Opera); Escamillo, Carmen (Lyric Opera of Kansas City); Sharpless, Madama Butterfly (Dayton Opera); Guglielmo, Così fan tutte (Sarasota Opera); Marcello, La Bohème (Arizona Opera)

www.coreycriderbaritone.com

Thomas Forde
Zuniga

Madison Opera Debut: A Masked Ball
Recently with MO: The Tales of Hoffmann, The Barber of Seville, Sweeney Todd

Recently: Judge Turpin, Sweeney Todd (Paramount Theatre); Lurch, The Addams Family (New Theatre Kansas City); Herr Brentano, Brothers Grimm (Lyric Opera of Chicago Lyric Unlimited); Angelotti, Tosca (Fort Worth Opera, Dallas Opera); Billy Jackrabbit, La Fanciulla del West; Alidoro, La Cenerentola; Jailer, Tosca (Opernhaus Zurich)


Anna Polum
Frasquita

Madison Opera Debut: The Magic Flute

Recently: Miss Jessel, The Turn of the Screw; Countess Almaviva, The Marriage of Figaro (UW-Madison); Dew Fairy, Hansel and Gretel; Lady of Charity, Rumpelstiltskin; Voluptua, La Pizza con Funghi; Meg, The Color of Gold (Opera Fairbanks); Fantine, Les Misérables (Fairbanks Light Opera Theater)


Megan Le Romero
Mercedes

Madison Opera Debut

Recently:
Dorabella, Così fan tutte (Victoria/Vancouver Opera Workshop); L’Enfant, L’Enfant et les Sortilèges; Lisa, The Passenger; Third Lady, The Magic Flute; Fairy, La bella dormente nel bosco (North Park Opera Theater); Nireno, Guilio Cesare (Chicago Handel Week Festival); Clara, Signor Deluso (Otterbein Opera Theater)

Benjamin Liupaogo
Remendado

Madison Opera Debut

Recently:
Sam Kaplan, Street Scene; Pastore I, L’Orfeo (DePaul Opera Theatre); Tamino, The Magic Flute (German for Singers Middlebury); Candide, Candide (Opera Notre Dame); Yakuside, Madama Butterfly (Opera in the Ozarks); Herr Vogelsan, The Impresario (Chicago College of Performing Arts); Ferrando, Così fan tutte (San Francisco State University)
 Erik Earl Larson
Dancaire

Madison Opera Debut: Dead Man Walking

Recently: Soloist, Hydrogen Jukebox; Mr. McGuire, Emmeline; Figaro, The Marriage of Figaro (Boston University); Billy Bigelow, Carousel (Middleton Players Theatre); Ted Steinert, Frau Margot; Lindorf, The Tales of Hoffmann; Marco, Gianni Schicchi (University of Houston)
 Charles H. Eaton
Morales

Madison Opera Debut

Recently: Mr. Lindquist, A Little Night Music (Des Moines Metro Opera); Bello, La Fanciulla del West; Figaro, The Barber of Seville; The Sailor, The Scarlet Letter; Father, Hansel and Gretel (Opera Colorado); Count, The Marriage of Figaro (Opera del West); Taddeo, The Italian Girl in Algiers (La Musica Lirica)

Performances
Carmen
November 3 & 5, 2017
The Abduction from the Seraglio
February 9 & 11, 2018
Florencia en el Amazonas
April 27 & 29, 2018
July 21, 2018

Sponsors

 Millie & Marshall
Osborn

Helen Wineke

Bert & Diane Adams

Lau & Bea Christensen
Charitable Foundation

Marvin Levy

 

 Artist underwriting
provided by
E. David Cronon Trust