A pre-concert talk will take place from 2-2.20 with Jeff Sodowsky from Vancouver Opera
With Anna Caterina Antonacci and Jonas Kaufmann bringing rare and erotic intensity to the drama of Carmen and Don José, this Royal Opera production is a darkly passionate and sumptuously exotic reading of one of the world’s favourite operas. Under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano, Bizet’s irresistible score drives the tragedy forward in this powerful landmark staging of a musical masterpiece.
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Carmen – Anna Caterina Antonacci
Micaëla – Norah Amsellem
Don José – Jonas Kaufmann
Escamillo – Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
Having started as a professional dancer and musical theatre artist, Jeff Sodowsky has been a part of the cultural community for more than thirty years. At home on stage as well as behind the scenes, Jeff currently serves as Vancouver Opera’s Chief Development Officer. His prior appointments include serving as the Acting General Director for Vancouver Opera, Executive Director for Opera Cleveland, Education and Development Specialist for American Ballet Theatre, Director of Development for Kentucky Opera, Director of Education for Louisville Ballet and Director of Finance for a US Congressional campaign. Jeff holds a Master of Arts from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as well as a Masters in Business Administration.