Carmen 1995

Carmen – 1995 production

Treble the audience

With the 1995 abridged staging of Carmen came the greatest early growth for Kennet Opera. The cast size increased from six in Cosi fan tutte, to 18; the production was moved to a larger venue, Luker Hall, increasing our audience by 300 per cent. The company began its relationship with two gifted leaders – Director Janet Bennett, and Musical Director Barbara Spooner. An intelligent production, simply but effectively staged, this clearly established Kennet Opera as a company with great confidence and motivation, to be taken seriously on the local scene.