Opera Santa Barbara is thrilled to present Carmen, A Live Drive-In Opera, a 90-minute version of Bizet's blockbuster hit, based on an adaptation by British director Peter Brook. It'll be an up-close and personal look at the loves and rivals of our titular heroine--all from the safe and socially distanced comfort of your car.
Come hear mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock (2019, The Crucible) as our Carmen in what will surely be a commanding performance in a signature role. Rounding out the quartet are Joshua Wheeker as Don José, Alexander Elliott (2018, The Barber of Seville) as Escamillo, and returning Chrisman Studio Artist soprano Jennifer Lindsay as Micaëla. Directed by Sara E. Widzer and conducted by Kostis Protopapas featuring members of the OSB Orchestra. This will be our first live opera stage performance since March.