Last night I was privileged to be allowed into the first dress rehearsal for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s production of Georges Bizet’s classic opera, “Carmen.”  All day today I’ll be posting photos that I took right here in PopCult.  Above we see Mariel Van Dalsum-Boggs as Miceala, early in the first act.  Below we see the first appearance of Christina Nassif as Carmen.


Check back for more photos from Carmen all day long. 

To learn more about Christina Nassif, visit and read the article by Bob Schwarz in The Gazz.

 If you go

The West Virginia Symphony stages the opera “Carmen” at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at the Clay Center. Adults $12-$68, students $8-$23. Call 561-3570

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