Opera Colorado’s grandest season to date concludes with Bizet’s smoldering drama, Carmen, filled with some of opera’s most iconic melodies—including Carmen’s “Habanera” and the rousing Toreador song. Not a soul can resist Carmen’s seductive charm, not even the naïve Don Jose. But when she leaves him for a charismatic bullfighter, Don Jose’s infatuation turns obsessive. What fate, or choice, waits for the woman no man can tame?
Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Ludovic Halévy and Henri Meilhac
Premiered March 3, 1875, Opéra-Comique (Paris, France)
Performed in French, with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat
Estimated Length: 3 hours, and 15 minutes, including 2 twenty minute intermissions
*Join us one hour prior to each performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House for a free and insightful pre-performance discussion led by opera historian Betsy Schwarm.
Scenery courtesy of Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Costumes courtesy of Seattle Opera