Jennifer DeDominici and John Robert Lindsey star in CARMEN with Opera Fort Collins

If you didn’t get enough of Carmen this summer, you might want to head up to Fort Collins this weekend. Central City Opera has ties to the two leads of Opera Fort Collins‘ production of Bizet’s classic.

Jennifer DeDominici (Carmen) and John Lindsey (Don José) in Opera Fort Collins’ production of Carmen

Jennifer DeDominici (Carmen) portrayed Pitti Sing in The Mikado, a Central City Opera collaboration with the Colorado Symphony a few years ago, and is a member of the Central City Opera Ensemble. As part of our “Where is Carmen?” marketing campaign for the Denver performance of Carmen this summer, Jennifer entertained audiences at Comedy Works with a sampling of the saucy diva.

Earlier in the spring, she also performed the “Habanera” and other opera tunes at one of the “Untitled” events at the Denver Art Museum.

(That’s our own version of “supertitles” in the background.)

As for Carmen’s love interest Don José, John Robert Lindsey will sing the role for Opera Fort Collins in the same production. This summer, John was a Studio Artist with Central City Opera, where his Short Works performances included scenes from Ariadne Auf Naxos, Susannah and A View from the Bridge, as well as in the ensemble for Carmen, Amadigi di Gaula and The Breasts of Tiresias. As a student at the University of Colorado – Boulder last year, John also toured with the Central City Opera as part of our Opera Rocks the Rockies tour, an annual collaboration with the University of Colorado Opera Studies program. (Jennifer also participated in this tour a few years earlier as a CU student.) Pictured below, John performed pieces from Carmen with Nicole Vogel and pianist Michael Tilley in Opera Rocks the Rockies.

Central City Opera and the University of Colorado Opera Studies will hit the road again in November with their annual Opera Rocks the Rockies tour featuring tomorrow’s opera stars. Stay tuned for further details of this tour scheduled to include schools and community centers in Wyoming and a few Denver-area venues. To book a performance at your venue, visit the Regional Touring page or contact education@centralcityopera.org.

Watch Jennifer and John heat up the stage in Carmen with Opera Fort Collins
at the recently renovated Fort Collins Lincoln Center. Performances are
Friday, August 26th, at 7:30 p.m.and Sunday, August 28th at 2 p.m.

Photo credits: Opera Fort Collins publicity photo as published on ReporterHerald.com; Where is Carmen? – Hilary Miller; Untitled – Christina Jackson, Denver Art Museum; Opera Rocks the Rockies – Erin Joy Swank

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