Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:03 AM

BIZET'S 'CARMEN' OPENS THURSDAY AT THE TIVOLI THEATRE - CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS

If you go What: "Carmen" Where: Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, April 11 and 13 Admission: $25-$125 More info: chattanoogasymphony.org "Madama Butterfly" was enough of a financial success when the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera presented it two years ago that the CSO has been able to stick to its commitment to present an opera biennially. This year's offering is the very popular "Carmen," which will be performed at the Tivoli Theatre on Thursday, April 11, and Saturday night, April 13. "We had financial and programmatic success with bringing back grand opera during our 2016-17 season with 'Madama Butterfly,'" says CSO Executive Director Samantha Teter. "The excitement from the community around opera was palpable, and we are excited to bring a fully staged grand opera back this season with 'Carmen.'" Elise Quagliata plays the title role in the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera's production of "Carmen." Elise Quagliata plays the title role in the... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Music Director Emeritus Robert Bernhardt will conduct, as he did for "Madama Butterfly." "Apparently, I do operas in which she dies," he says with a laugh. "This is a real journey and some of it ...

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