WashOperaKCWashington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2015-2016 season with a new-to-Washington staging of Georges Bizet’s popular classic Carmen, September 19 to October 3 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Starring two French mezzo-sopranos—Clémentine Margaine and Géraldine Chauvet— in the title role, this production also showcases two stars of flamenco dance, principal dancers Timo Nuñez (Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance) and Fanny Ara. The production is staged by American director E. Loren Meeker and the WNO Orchestra is led by American conductor Evan Rogister. A special performance on Friday, October 2 features casting by current singers and alumni of WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.

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