LA Opera on the Air broadcasts continue on Classical 90.5 at noon this Saturday, July 19, with a performance of Carmen by Georges Bizet. The libretto is by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on Prosper Mérimée's novella of the same name. The performance will be sung in French and will run approximately two hours and forty-five minutes.

No man can resist Carmen’s gypsy charms, but when she’s ready to move on - watch out. A riveting drama of love and jealousy, filled with famously alluring melodies and captivating dances, Carmen is one of the world’s most popular operas. This thrilling production brings the sounds of Seville to life, from the dusty town center to the clamor of the bullring. Bizet’s immortal score overflows with one delight after another, presenting a 'hit parade' of some of opera’s most intoxicating melodies. Plácido Domingo conducts.

THE CAST
Carmen: Patricia Bardon
Don José: Brandon Jovanovich
Micaëla: Pretty Yende
Escamillo: Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
Zuniga: Valentin Anikin
Moralès: Daniel Armstrong
Frasquita: Hae Ji Chang
Mercédès: Cassandra Zoé Velasco