Bizet’s Carmen!

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Date(s) - 06/05/2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Woman's Club of South Pasadena

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The Celestial Opera Company, founded in 1998 by Judith Townsend, is proud to announce its upcoming production of one of the world’s most famous and beloved operas, Bizet’s Carmen! Stage Director Maurice Godin (House, Friends) creates a mesmerizing scene of love, duty, passion, and betrayal. The desperate young soldier Don José is led astray from his village life and love, the adoring village girl Micaela, as he chases the irresistible gypsy temptress, Carmen. Carmen’s seduction and charms lead Don Jose into obsession and ruin when she leaves him for the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo.


The opera will be fully staged, costumed, and will feature a small orchestral ensemble led by Music Director Tim León. The opera will be sung in French with English supertitles. The performances will feature a pre-opera talk given by musicologist and Ingolf Dahl Award winner Danielle Stein one hour before curtain time. All performances will be held at The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena, 1424 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030.


Carmen – Anna Avetisyan, Emily Lezin

Don Jose – Franz Stary, Christopher Anderson-West

Escamillo – Eric Castro, Esteban Perez

Micaela – Natalie Salins, Chloe Smart

Frasquita – Anna Kim, Carol Winston

Mercedes – Olivia Berumen, Cynthia Stary

Zuniga –Yoav Paskowitz

Remendado – William Grundler, Eddie Sayles

Dancairo – Travis Elconin, Shawn Taylor

Morales – Mark Goodman, Robert DeVaughn



Sunday, June 5th at 4 pm

Saturday, June 11th at 8 pm

Sunday, June 12th at 4 pm

Friday, June 17th at 8 pm


The Celestial Opera Company

1716 ½ Bank Street

South Pasadena, CA 91030

(626) 869-7373


To make a reservation or to make a donation:

By mail: Check or money order


Online: Through PayPal ($2 surcharge applies)

At the door: Credit card, cash or check

Adults: $30, Students/Seniors $20


If you are unable to attend but would still like to support The Celestial Opera Company, we welcome your tax-deductible donation via our website or to the address above. The Celestial Opera Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


About The Celestial Opera Company:


The Celestial Opera Company was created in 1998, and it has been putting on audience-pleasing, local and affordable performances ever since. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization, Celestial Opera’s goal is to provide countless opportunities on stage to learn and grow.