Opera Colorado's "Carmen" cast members visiting CPR. Ryan Kuster, right, plays Escamillo and Sandra Piques Eddy plays Carmen.

(Photo: CPR/Brad Turner)
Opera Colorado debuts its new production of Bizet’s “Carmen” on Saturday, May 3.

The company will perform the tragic tale of Carmen and Don Jose at Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House on May 3, 6, 9 and 11.

The production features Sandra Piques Eddy as Carmen, Adam Klein as Don José and Ryan Kuster as Escamillo.

Hear the opening night performance live on CPR Classical at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3.

Learn more about the “Carmen” storyline and characters from CPR Classical’s Charley Samson and Cherity Koepke, director of education and community engagement for Opera Colorado, at the audio link above.

CPR Classical also aired a live broadcast of Opera Colorado's March production, Verdi's "Rigoletto."