News & Announcements
The enduring popularity of Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen” flows from the uncommon unity of its fabulous melodies with the story’s magnetic characters and their emotions.
Opera San Antonio’s “Carmen” production, the first of its 2016-17 season, magnified that unity in its Thursday night performance in all the ways that counted.
The main strengths of the staging were the exceptionally strong core singing cast that combined with splendid orchestral support from the San Antonio Symphony in the pit, all performing in the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts before nearly 1,400 patrons.
October 28, 2016
Once deemed too raunchy and startling for audiences, Georges Bizet’s renowned opera comique Carmen comes to light on the Tobin’s stage courtesy of Opera San Antonio. First performed in 1875, Carmen is a fantastic spectacle with all the elements of drama designed to draw audiences in: a love triangle, sex and passion, intrigue, and the ultimate femme fatale, the sensual gypsy Carmen. Chances are you’ll recognize some of the beautiful melodies — even if you think you know nothing about opera — and you’ll walk out in awe of the astounding talent and delicious drama.
October 25, 2016
Enrique Carreón-Robledo has been named the new General and Artistic Director for OPERA San Antonio.
He will step into his new role Aug. 1. He succeeds composer Tobias Picker, who left the company in January 2015.
Carreón-Robledo's credits include four years as artistic director of Opera in the Heights in Houston and his recently completed one-year appointment as visiting director of orchestral studies and professor of conducting at Oklahoma State University. He also has served as a guest conductor around the world, including performances with the University of London Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Ballet, the West Australian Ballet and the Stuttgart Ballet.