Win tickets to California Opera Festival’s ‘Carmen’

You can win a pair of tickets to California Opera’s fully staged production of “Carmen” at the Tower Theatre (7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, Tower Theatre). The production includes a live, professional orchestra and a cast of notable singers who are part of the California Opera Festival’s annual learning institute directed by Edna Garabedian.

Pictured above: Linda Baird is one of two singers playing Carmen in the California Opera production. She alternates the role with Alexandra Jerinic.

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To enter this giveaway, leave a reply on this post (see below) answering this question: Have you ever seen a live production of “Carmen”? Be sure to tell us if you’d like to attend the Saturday or Sunday performance.┬áDeadline to enter is 3 p.m Thursday, Aug. 1.┬áThe winner will be picked at random and notified by email.

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Comments (5)

  • Jerry Palladino

    I have seen live productions of CARMEN six times in my life. Being an opera fanatic. I have seen CARMEN at the Lyric in Chicago, La Scala in Milan, the Met in New York, twice at San Francisco Opera and once at Fresno Grand Opera. I was very impressed with COA’s production of LA TRAVIATA at the Tower. For being a lavish grand opera, the excellence of the intimate production staged by Edna Garabedian blew me away. I am certain her CARMEN will be the same. If I do not win two tix to either performance, I will be happy to purchase seating at Tower Theater. I am also a donor patron of COA.

  • Vicki Cheney

    I have not seen a live production of Carmen. I would live to attend the Sunday show.

  • Javier Cabrera

    I’ve never attended a live production of Carmen. Being a huge fan of musicals and big productions, this would make me immensely happy. I would like to attend the Sunday show please.

  • Linda

    Never have I ever.

  • Jan Forbes

    Although I am familiar with some of the music in Carmen, I have never yet attended a live performance. I will be there Saturday night. (I’d be ecstatic if I didnt have to buy my tickets! But I will, if my name doesn’t get pulled…)


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