Cristina Nassif. I love the Youtube video posted on the opening page of her web site.
While the opera's Nichole Clark says "Tickets have been selling like mad all day. I have almost nothing left," I would recommend you head to Riverview Theater and wait at Will Call for No shows.
The French opera Carmen, about an amoral Gypsy girl in Spain, was not a success in 1875. Innovative and too low-rent for its day, the work by Frenchman Georges Bizet has become a standard.