I had already bought my ticket when Jonna posted this for Sunday, October 6th, so this is the same performance on a Friday evening instead of Sunday afternoon, and offers an alternative date to those who can't make it on the 6th.
Carmen, written in the genre of opéra comique with musical numbers separated by dialogue, tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery Gypsy, Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. The depictions of proletarian life, immorality and lawlessness, and the tragic outcome in which the main character dies on stage, broke new ground in French opera and were highly controversial.
The pre-show lecture begins at 6:30, the performance at 7:30.
For Act by Act Synopsis CLICK here.
For Tickets CLICK here.
We can plan carpooling and where to meet before the performance as the date approaches.