Mezzo-soprano Diana Cantrelle (MM ’12, Voice, Pedagogy) recently sang the title role in Carmen – Vive la Liberté, a newly edited version which she created. In the new version, she has restored the spoken dialogue between musical numbers, which is what Bizet originally intended. In December, Cantrelle will sing the role of the Mother in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. This show will take place at the Howard County Center for the Arts on December 1, at 7:30 pm; December 2, at 2:30 and 7:30 pm; and December 3, at 2:30 pm. There will also be a lunchtime performance on Sunday, December 17 at 1:00 pm, to be followed by a holiday sing-along. This performance will take place at Germano’s Piattini in Baltimore’s Little Italy. All of these events are associated with Opus Concert Theatre, where Cantrelle is the artistic director.