Carmen the Opera
July 1 - July 11
Carmen the Opera
The season continues with the most popular opera of all time, Georges Bizetâs Carmen. Operaâs quintessential femme fatale, Carmen shows us sheâs that and so much moreâa fearless, flirtatious force of nature who refuses to answer to anyone but herself. Her confidence attracts the attention of Don JosÃ©, whose passion turns to obsession, then spirals into madness. When JosÃ© threatens Carmen with death should she refuse him, she chooses freedom overall. Featuring some of operaâs best-known melodies, from the sultry âHabaneraâ to the rousing âToreador Song,â Carmen is an ageless ode to one womanâs fierce independence.
Perhaps the most popular opera of all time, Carmen is an ageless ode to one womanâs fierce independence featuring some of operaâs best-known melodies, from the sultry âHabaneraâ to the rousing âToreador Song.â
The new-to-Cincinnati production is designed by R. Keith Brumley for Lyric Opera of Kansas City, with lighting design by Thomas C. Hase and wig and make-up design by James Geier. Music by Georges Bizet, libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic HalÃ©vy, Sung in French with projected translation.
Plans for the 2021 Summer Festival include three operas that were originally scheduled to be presented in 2020âthe world premieres of Castor and Patience and Fierce, as well as The Barber of Sevilleâplus the return of two all-time favorite operas, Carmen and Tosca. Performances are currently slated to take place at Music Hall and the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), and to feature the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO).
Carmen the Opera Days and Time:
Thursday, July 1, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 8, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 10, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 11, 2021 | 3:00 p.m.
Music Hallâs Springer Auditorium
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