All guests attending the Buffalo Opera Unlimited performances of Carmen must be fully vaccinated for entry. Patrons are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after their final dose of a Pfizer, Moderna, or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

A valid photo ID and one of the following must be presented at the door for entry:

1.  A completed immunization card that includes the name of the vaccinated individual, type of vaccine administered, and date of last dose administered.
2. A photocopy of a vaccination card as a separate document clearly displaying all of the above information.
3. A photo of the patron’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device clearly displaying all of the above information.
4. The New York State Excelsior Pass displaying all-clear for entry.

Masks are also required to be worn at all times.

Bizet’s Carmen, premiered in 1875, is one of the world’s most loved operas.  It is set in Seville and is filled with exciting and romantic music (The Flower Song and Toreador Song among the most popular).   Carmen is a gypsy “femme fatale”, enticing Don Jose, a sergeant, to let her escape jail and join her smuggling ring.  Carmen soon falls out of love with him and is then attracted to Escamillo, the bullfighter.  Emotions run high, and lead to the inevitable tragic end.  The opera will be sung in French, with English surtitles.

Conducted by Jaman Dunn. Directed by Tim Kennedy.

Cast Members
CARMEN – Jessica Ann Best
DON JOSE – Jeffrey Thompson
ESCAMILLO – Tyler Mecklenburg
MICAELA – Yvonne Trobe
FRASQUITA – Meghan Attridge
MERCEDES – Jenna Washburn
DANCAIRO -Brandon Mecklenburg
ZUNIGA – Victor Schule
MORALES – Stephen Edge

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