The smoldering femme fatale, Carmen, is one of the most captivating heroines in all of opera. Obsession turns deadly when her gypsy seductions ensnare both a love-sick soldier and a swaggering toreador. With its passionate, sultry orchestration and a veritable hit parade of recognizable tunes, Bizet’s tour de force sizzles in a new staging.
Preliminary run time of 2 hours and 50 minutes, with one intermission.
Sung in French with English translations projected above the stage.
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There is a fight inside the factory – in the skirmish, Carmen has slashed the face of another girl. Don José is ordered to sort out the situation. When Carmen shows her indifference to his authority, Zuniga decides to send her to prison and commands José to tie her hands. Quietly she persuades José to let her escape by promising an amorous rendezvous…Read More...
Cast and Creative Team
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Georges Bizet’s short career was primarily devoted to opera, reaching a remarkable climax in 1875 with Carmen. This now-famous opera followed a succession of complete and incomplete works that had no great success in Bizet’s lifetime. Only six operas survive in a performable text.Read More...
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Behind the Curtain
April 6, 2015 at 7pm at the Minnesota Opera Center.
Get the inside scoop! Behind the Curtain explores the music, history, and production of Carmen. Led by Minnesota Opera’s Head of Music Rob Ainsley, this event features talks and performances by artists and members of the opera’s creative team.Read more...
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