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Second Cast of WNO 'Carmen'

Charles T. Downey, Washington National Opera’s ‘Carmen’ is halfway through run
Washington Post, September 28

Washington National Opera’s production of “Carmen” is halfway through its run. The company has fielded a second cast for the four lead roles, heard on Friday night at the Kennedy Center Opera House.

French mezzo-soprano Géraldine Chauvet, who was a nondescript Fenena in WNO’s “Nabucco” in 2012, had much less vocal heft than Clémentine Margaine, her counterpart in the first cast. Chauvet’s Carmen was a saucy flirt rather than a femme fatale, and where there was almost no laughter in the audience on opening night... [Continue reading]
Bizet, Carmen (second cast)
Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center Opera House

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