• Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7 pm
  • Century II Concert Hall

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Groups (10+)$77$51$34Purchase

In addition to Season Subscriptions, Early Bird Single Tickets (saving 10% off regular price) will be available from September 10th through October 8th. Beginning October 8th, all tickets will be full price.


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C (Pick 3) - Save 18%$222$147$99Purchase
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Season Subscriptions are available for purchase from August 20th through October 27th. Productions available for Season Subscriptions are Flamenco Pasión; Chris Mann: Home for Christmas, Part 2; Swan Lake; Carmen; and Noah’s Flood. Early subscribers get the best seats for WGO’s 2018-19 Season.

A New WGO Production

One of the truly great operas, George Bizet’s “Carmen” has been a favorite of audiences since it’s premiere in 1875 at the Paris Opéra-Comique.  Featuring many of opera’s most recognizable melodies, this powerful masterpiece returns to the WGO for the first time since 2010.

Mezzo-soprano, Sarah Heltzel, sings the sultry title role.   Ms. Heltzel has previously appeared with the WGO as Maddalena in Rigoletto and as Princess Eboli in Don Carlo. Tenor Michael Wade Lee will sing the role of Don José, Carmen’s obsessive lover. He returns to the WGO for the first time since starring in the title role of WGO’s 2011 Il Trovatore.  Maestro Martin Mazik returns to the WGO to conduct this masterful work.


The Cast

Creative Team

Stage DirectorConductor
Shayna LeahyMartin Mazik


CARMEN, a gypsy from Seville (mezzo)       Sarah Heltzel
DON JOSE, corporal from Navarro (tenor) Michael Wade Lee
ESCAMILLOa toreador (baritone)             Michael Nansel
MICAELA, a girl from Navarro (soprano)  Yunnie Park
ZUNIGA, a lieutenant of Dragoons (bass)   Andrew Hernandez
MORALES, a soldier (baritone)                     Charles Turley
FRASQUITA, Carmen’s friend (soprano)    Andra Erbar
MERCEDES, Carmen’s friend (mezzo-soprano)    Kathryn Frady
LE DANCAIRE, a smuggler (baritone)        Dustin Peterson
LE REMENDADO, a smuggler (tenor)        Patrick Greene
Chorus: Dragoons, Cigarette Girls, Gypsies, Smugglers, Toreadors, Street Urchins, Vendors, and
Flamenco Dancers
(Production and Artists subject to change)

What to Expect

Let Us Help You Plan Your Opera Visit

Whether this is your first visit to Wichita Grand Opera or you’re a regular patron, we have all the information you need to plan your evening.

Before the Opera

Where to Stay

If you are visiting Wichita from out of town, we suggest staying at one of these recommended hotels.

Ambassador Hotel

Hotel at Waterwalk

Hotel at Old Town

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Wichita Downtown

Wichita Inn North

DoubleTree by Hilton

Red Roof Inn Wichita Airport

Clarion Inn Wichita Airport

Wichita Marriott

Hawthorn Suites

Where to Eat

Downtown Wichita and the nearby Delano District provide many dining options to enhance your opera experience.  Concessions are also available at the opera.

Cafe Bel Ami

AVI Seabar & Chophouse

Hana Cafe

Harvest Kitchen and Bar at the Hyatt Regency

Lotus Leaf Cafe & Creperie

Old-Town Sushi Bar By Wasabi

Rain Café and Lounge

River City Brewery

Sabor Latin Bar & Grill

Siena Tuscan Steakhouse at the Ambassador Hotel


Except as noted, Wichita Grand Opera performs in the Century II Performing Arts Center in downtown Wichita.

Century II Performing Arts Center
225 W. Douglas Ave. Wichita, KS 67202


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Seating (Including for Disabled Patrons)

To comply with ADA requirements, the following seats are reserved for our handicapped patrons:

Concert Hall

On House Right, Seating is available at:

  • Row M, Seats 123 & 124 (Best seating – $85 per seat)
  • Row S, Seats 124 & 125 (Better seating – $58 per seat)
  • Row KK, Seats 101-106 (Better seating $58 per seat) – Promenade Box
  • Row LL, Seats 107-112 (Good seating, $37 per seat) – Promenade Box

On House Left, Seating is available at:

  • Row M, Seats 22 & 23 (Best Seating – $85 per seat)
  • Row S, Seats 24 & 25 (Better seating – $58 per seat)
  • Row KK, Seats 1-6 (Better seating – $58 per seat) – Promenade Box
  • Row LL, Seats 7-12 (Good seating, $37 per seat) – Promenade Box

Frequently Asked Questions