Set in the dusty, white-hot countryside of Seville, Spain, Carmen has been a perennial favorite of opera audiences for over a century. With a seductive, atmospheric score as irresistible as Carmen herself, Bizet’s final and most celebrated opera features the iconic melodies of the “Habanera” and “Toreador Song.” It is the story of Don José, a man perpetually running from his demons, and Carmen, the free-spirited woman whose heart he will never possess.
Our all-new production returns to the original novella in which Carmen first appeared for its inspiration. This Carmen is no victim of her own freedom and independence, but a woman whose fate is sealed the day she finds herself caught in the toxic gaze of Don José - a man who abandons both the church and the military. Quick and lethal as the flash of a bullfighter’s red cape, José’s passion for Carmen soon turns to jealousy and obsession. From the first notes of its iconic overture to its jaw-dropping final scene, this is a Carmen not to be missed!
Fully staged performances with piano accompaniment.
Carmen will be sung in the original French with English supertitles.