Skip to main content


21 May – 25 Jun 2022

She was a force of nature. He got swept up.

Free, rebellious, and beautiful, Carmen is the most desired woman in town. Every man wants her, and every woman envies her. Sparks fly when Carmen meets the young soldier Don José, and they quickly begin a passionate affair. José is ready to sacrifice everything for Carmen: his reputation, his career, even his family. But when Carmen leaves José for the handsome bullfighter Escamillo, a tangled web of lust, obsession, and jealousy play out to fatal effect.

Event information

Running Time

2 hours, 30 minutes

Loretto-Hilton Center
130 Edgar Road,
St. Louis, MO 63119

Performed in English with projected English supertitles

Accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

About OTSL’s COVID Safety Protocol

To ensure the health and safety of our company members and guests, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis will require all guests to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination before entering our venues. You may display your proof of vaccination by either showing a physical copy of the vaccination card or official vaccination record, or by displaying a photo of it on your phone, along with photo identification matching the vaccination record. Please note that you will not be admitted to the event without providing your proof of vaccination.

For those who are unable to receive the vaccine, a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test within 72 hours of the event start or a rapid test within 24 hours) must be shown instead.

Learn more about our health and safety protocols

Cast & Creative Team

Daniela Candillari


Rodula Gaitanou

Stage Director

Cordelia Chisholm

Set & Costume Designer

Christopher Akerlind

Lighting Designer

Sarah Mesko


Adam Smith

Don José

Christian Pursell


Yunuet Laguna


Jesús Murillo


Titus Muzi

El Dancairo

Cesar Andres Parreño

El Remendado

Schyler Vargas


Shelén Hughes


Jazmine Olwalia


Leadership support for Carmen is provided by Lelia & David Farr.

Audio description services provided by MindsEye.

American Sign Language interpreting services are provided by Lo’s Communicate Plus, LLC.