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KUSC's 'LA Opera on Air' will broadcast 'Carmen' TONIGHT!! with Placido Domingo conducting

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Plácido Domingo announced that the LA Opera's season-opening production of Carmen tonight, September 21, 2013, will be broadcast live on a special presentation of "LA Opera on Air" on Classical KUSC 91.5fm.

Live from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mr. Domingo, the Opera's general director will conduct, and the performance will feature Irish mezzo-soprano Patricia Bardon as Carmen, tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Don José, Italian bass-baritone Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Escamillo and South African soprano Pretty Yende in her Company debut as Micaëla. The production, originally created by Spanish director Emilio Sagi and previously seen in Los Angeles in 2004 and 2008, will be directed by Trevore Ross.

"Carmen is a masterpiece that encapsulates everything that audiences love most about opera: sumptuous melodies, impassioned drama and captivating visual spectacle on a grand scale," said Mr. Domingo. "I am thrilled that audiences at home will be able to experience the magic of live performance thanks to our longstanding partnership with KUSC."

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