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The Tragedy of Carmen

La tragédie de Carmen

If you don't love me, I love you; if I love you, look out for yourself!

Gypsy Carmen is a sizzling seductress, but play with her and you will get burned. Naïve young soldier Don Jose falls for her, leaving his homespun sweetheart Micaela in pursuit of a life of crime and lust with Carmen and her band. But when Carmen callously drops him for Escamillo the strutting bullfighter, jealousy ignites and Don Jose is pushed to the brink. Passions intensify and burst into an emotional bonfire that threatens to destroy them all.

Peter Brook's gripping adaptation brings Bizet's opera back to its origins of sexual intrigue, power, and complexity. In this distilled 90-minute production, Carmen's embrace of her dark fate is elevated from an act of submission to an assertion of power.

Neighborhood: Downtown

The Balboa Theatre

868 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

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Mar 10 - Mar 12, 2017

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