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Norwalk Symphony To End Concert Season With 'Carmen'

Soprano Audrey Babcock will sing the title role in Georges Bizet's "Carmen."
Soprano Audrey Babcock will sing the title role in Georges Bizet's "Carmen." Photo Credit: Courtesy Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk Symphony is ready for its final concert of the 2013-14 season.

The final concert will feature a costumed and semi-staged production of Georges Bizet's "Carmen" at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

Soprano Audrey Babcock will sing the role of Carmen. The cast also features Brian Cheney as Corporal Don Jose, Matthew Singer as Escamillo, Jennifer Tiller as Micaela, Amelia Watkins as Frasquita, Mary Petro as Mercedes, Robert Scrofani as Zuniga, Matthew Cimino as El Remondado and Michael McAvoy as El Dancairo.

The Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut will join the performance under the leadership of Carole Ann Maxwell, director and founder, and the Fairfield County Children's Choir Director Jon Noyes.

There will be a pre-concert talk with Music Director Jonathan Yates at 7 p.m. Yates will share the development of the story and the music used for the opera. This concert is sponsored by radio station WSHU, the Walter & Merle Baum Foundation, the Fairfield County Bank, the Connecticut Department of Cultural and Economic Development and many other corporate and private donors.

Tickets range from $5 for students 18 and under and $20 to $40 for adults and are available by visiting the Norwalk Symphony website .  Tickets are also available by email to info@norwalksymphony.org or by calling 203-956-6771.

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