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Carmen Carmen Carmen

Opera Philadelphia


Apr 27, 2018
May 06, 2018

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New Production
Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Ludovic Halévy and Henri Meilhac
Performed in French with English supertitles

Magnetism on every level

Everyone is drawn to Carmen, an irresistible Spanish gypsy—except Corporal Don José. But even he soon succumbs to her seduction, fleeing a life in the military to join the gypsy world, all in Carmen’s name. When the famous bullfighter Escamillo begins to win her affection, however, a dangerous love triangle grows. Micaëla, Don José’s hometown sweetheart, attempts to wrest him from Carmen’s grasp, but to no avail—fate has already dealt its hand. With its twisting tale of romance, deceit, and disaster set to magnetic melodies, Bizet’s masterpiece, Carmen, has become one of the world’s most popular operas.

Performance Schedule
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Run Time: Approximately three hours
Intermission: One 20 minute intermission