Bad Girls Make Good Opera.
In one of the most popular operas of all time, Bizet’s free-spirited femme fatale, Carmen, is the kind of woman your mother warned you about. We meet Carmen as the soon-to-be-smitten soldier, Don José, is arresting her. So powerful and potent is Carmen’s beauty and passion that he impulsively leaves behind a career in uniform and follows her into a new life among her people: smugglers and fortune-tellers. But their budding romance ends as abruptly as it started when Carmen takes up with a bullfighter named Escamillo. Fueled by jealousy and obsession, Don José tracks her down and confronts her at a bullfight, where we’ll find out if she has one last trick up her sleeve.
Saturday, September 24, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Friday, September 30, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 2, 2022 | 2:00 pm
COMPOSER Georges Bizet
LIBRETTO Ludovic Halévy and Henri Meilhac
CONDUCTOR Emmanuel Plasson
DIRECTOR Anna Maria Bruzzese
Understand every word: Performed in French with English subtitles.