Opera Southwest: Carmen – en español!
May 4, 2024 - May 12, 2024
2:00 pm Sundays
7:30 pm Wednesday, Friday & Saturdays
Head to the National Hispanic Cultural Center for one of the most popular operas of our time!
Opera Southwest and the NHCC present Carmen – en español! “Habanera” and “Toreador” are well-known arias that linger in your mind long after the performance is over. The controversial themes of rebellion, immorality, and the tragic death of the main character shocked French audiences when it was initially performed. The opera’s popularity and the main character’s notoriety left lasting impressions on audiences for decades.
The tale revolves around a passionate love triangle between Carmen, a seductive cigarette girl, Don Jose, a solider, and Escamillo, a handsome bullfighter. Despite Don Jose’s efforts to resist her charms, he succumbs to Carmen’s enchantment, resulting in his downfall and Carmen’s demise.
$22, $42, $63, $85, $105 with discounts for groups of 8 or more, anyone 30 years old and younger and Opera for All with a WIC or EBT card.
The presentation of Carmen will be in Spanish. The translation, by Eduardo de Bray, dates back to 1904 and comes from a Barcelona zarzuela company.
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including one intermission.