Carmen (Oct 2008)

Sheffield City Opera’s production brought ‘Carmen’ out a vast arena and into an intimate setting where its tragic story touched the heart in a new way. Audiences experienced the fated passion of Carmen (Debbie Michaels), the anguish of Don Jose (Nick Sales), the sweet loyalty of Michaela (Rebecca Lambert), and the arrogance of the toreador, Escamillo (Richard Parry). Accompanying Carmen were her gypsy friends (Andrea Tweedale, Honor Morton, Ed Harris and Craig Lawton).

Excellent support was provided by the Sheffield City Opera chorus and fifteen-piece orchestra conducted by Musical Director, Terry Hobson.