Continuing with its commitment of making opera more accessible to the community, Livermore Valley Opera (LVO) will showcase talented opera singers who will appear in the fall production of Bizet’s “Carmen” in a free OperaLIVE! event at the Dublin Library on September 22 at 2:00 p.m., in the Community Room.

The one-hour performance will feature professional opera singers performing arias and duets from Bizet’s well-loved opera, “Carmen,” featuring mezzo-soprano Cybele Gouverneur, (Carmen) and tenor Christopher Bengochea (Don Jose). In addition, Stage Director and baritone Eugene Brancoveanu will perform excerpts from his role as Escamillo and share insights to LVO’s production of the dramatic opera.

These artists have performed with major opera companies and symphonies throughout North America and Europe. Each has also performed in the Bay Area with San Francisco Opera and Opera San Jose. Eugene Brancoveanu also originated the role of Marcello in Baz Luhrmann’s production of “La Boheme” on Broadway for which he won a Tony award.

A question and answer period follows immediately after the performance. For more details on the full production of “Carmen” and the library preview programs, please visit