Opera performance Carmen downtown Orlando
Opera Orlando presents


March 26 & 28 | Steinmetz Hall


March 26 & 28 | Steinmetz Hall

With the completion of the Dr. Phillips Center in 2020, the arts center will present its biggest, most celebrated season to date, including Opera Orlando's Carmen.

Opera on the MainStage 2020-21 Season Packages

Save $15 on a 2-show season package of Die Fledermaus: The Revenge of the Bat and Carmen and get 20% off by adding on Hansel & Gretel. Purchase all three shows and save up to $30.

Price Level 1

  • Carmen orchestra seats: $121.50

Price Level 2

  • Carmen orchestra or grand tier seats: $91.50

Price Level 3

  • Carmen orchestra, grand tier or center tier seats: $61.50

Price Level 4

  • Carmen center tier or upper tier seats: $31.50

Because of the state’s progress towards reopening and evolving social distancing guidelines, we'll reach out to finalize seating in late August. Our top priority is our patrons safety and comfort while ensuring optimum seats for you in the coming season.

If you have any questions, please call 407.839.0119, ext. 0 for the Bill & Mary Darden Box Office at Dr. Phillips Center.

Opera Orlando concludes its fifth anniversary season on the MainStage with the curtain rising on Steinmetz Hall, a world-class, acoustically perfect venue that will be a long-time dream come true for the Orlando community. Be there to witness history as Opera Orlando presents Georges Bizet’s fiery masterwork Carmen - the first opera presented in Steinmetz Hall.

Carmen captivates from the opening notes of its ever-popular overture, to Carmen’s sultry and vivacious “Habanera” and “Seguidilla”, to Escamillo’s rousing Toreador song, and finally to Don Jose’s beautifully tragic “Flower Song”. The opera is one hit after the next featuring musicians from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of critically-acclaimed maestro Kelly Kuo, making his Opera Orlando debut. Stage director Sara E. Widzer also makes her Opera Orlando debut with this original production, setting Carmen in the politically tumultuous and culturally provocative arena of 1960s Haiti.

Mezzo-soprano Brianna Hunter, described as “radiant” by The New York Times, and as “a mesmerizing Carmen” by Opera News, takes on the title role in her Orlando debut. Also making his Company debut, tenor Nathan Grannar from the Sony Masterworks “The American Tenors” vocal trio joins her as the tragic Don Jose. The Metropolitan Opera soprano Brittany Renee Robinson returns to Orlando to sing Michaela, and Broadway and opera veteran Gregg Baker makes his Opera Orlando MainStage debut as Zuniga. The seductive and treacherous world of Carmen and Haiti in the 1960s comes to life with members of the Opera Orlando Chorus and Youth Company rounding out the cast onstage at the spectacular Steinmetz Hall.

Carmen is presented in partnership with the Greater Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Orlando. It will be sung in French with Creole-infused French dialogue and English supertitles. Estimated run time is three hours with one intermission.

Steinmetz Hall

445 South Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

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