On Wednesday evening, mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges debuts in the title role of Georges Bizet's "Carmen" at the San Francisco Opera. Bridges, who was once on track to become an elite basketball player, calls the role the "Beyoncé of opera" for its formidable physical and vocal demands. Bridges has performed in numerous national and international productions, taking on a range of repertoire, from modern opera to spirituals and standards. She joins us to talk about her career and her star turn as Carmen.
Award-Winning Mezzo-Soprano J'Nai Bridges Stars as Carmen in SF Opera Production
J'Nai Bridges returns to San Francisco Opera for her role debut as Carmen. (Photo by: Daniel Welch)
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