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.
Visceral and explosive, this highly-stylized production of The Tragedy of Carmen explores the boundaries of where opera and theatre meet.
For mature audiences. Contains adult themes.
In French with projected English supertitles.
There will be pre-performance lectures prior to each performance of The Tragedy of Carmen. Pre-opera lectures for the 7:00 PM performances begin at 6:00 PM. Pre-opera lecture for the 2:00 PM matinee begins at 1:00 PM.
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