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"Carmen" with 75% off discount tickets and Cast Q&A Reception

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"Carmen" with 75% off discount tickets and Cast Q&A Reception


Although the March-April 2020 performances of "Carmen" had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus, Pittsburgh Opera announced that "Carmen" will be performed instead during their 2021-2022 season.

Georges Bizet
March 26, 29, April 1, 3, 2022

Set in 1830 Seville, Spain, "Carmen" is a roller-coaster of lust, deception, and murder. Fiery, free-spirited Carmen, who lives her life to the fullest, can have any man she wants. But when she seduces naïve Corporal Don José, she gets more than she bargains for.

Carmen works in a cigarette factory. When a knife fight with another employee leads to her arrest, she charms Corporal Don José into letting her escape. Like a moth drawn to a flame, Don José forsakes his military career and the innocent peasant girl Micaëla for a life on the lam with Carmen and a band of smugglers. Never one to settle down, the passionate Carmen gets bored with Don José and becomes involved with the glamourous, testosterone-filled bullfighter Escamillo. Left with nothing, Don José decides that if he can’t have Carmen, no one can.

Full of magnetic melodies, colorful costumes, and tragic twists, you’ll fall in love with Bizet’s one-and-only "Carmen" which is recognized as one of the greatest and most popular operas of all time.

Understand Every Word: "Carmen" is sung in French, but has English supertitles projected above the stage at all performances.

Meetup Ticket Discount Offer

With promo code 94819 Meetup members can purchase discounted tickets of $40.50 (regularly $162.50) or $20.50 (regularly $82.50) for either the Tuesday, March 29th at 7pm or Friday, April 1st at 7:30pm performance of "Carmen"

There are only a limited number of discounted seats at those prices, which are available in both the orchestra level and balcony level. Tickets must be purchased online in advance and are not for sale at the Box Office. With this link the discount is pre-applied -- where you can click on the theater map to see what what discount seats are available in Orchestra Level (on the floor), Director’s Circle, and First Tier If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Parkulo, Group Services Manager, PITTSBURGH OPERA at 412-281-0912 x 213 or

This is a very generous offer and a wonderful opportunity to experience opera, especially for those that perhaps have never checked out classic opera before. Naturally, this offer is not intended to be a substitute for Pittsburgh Opera 2021-2022 subscriptions which also have many benefits.

If you prefer going on Friday, April 1, please RSVP to other Meetup posting

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION Your ticket will also include a very interesting pre-show discussion (with colorful study guide) one hour before every performance. Thus, we shall plan to meet inside the Benedum at 6 PM (on Tuesday, March 29) for this discussion.

AFTER-SHOW Cast Q&A Discussion When the show ends, please feel free to go downstairs inside the Benedum for a discussion with cast members. The Q&A discussions are often very funny and engaging, and usually last 30-60 minutes with a chance for photos and autographs.

And if you can't make it on Tuesday, March 29 or Friday, April 1 with the Meetup ticket offer, please consider attending one of the other performances of "Carmen"

Saturday, March 26 at 8 PM

Tuesday, March 29 at 7 PM

Friday, April 1 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 3 at 2 PM

Normally priced tickets and ticket availability for all performances may be found at or by calling (412) 456-6666, or stopping by the Theater Square/Benedum Box Office.

Parking Here is the ParkPGH website with real-time info on downtown parking garage availability or call 412-423-8980.
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
237 7th St · Pittsburgh, PA
How to find us

Please meet inside the Benedum for a very interesting pre-show discussion (with colorful study guide) at 6 PM prior to 7 PM show. We'll also meet near the Pittsburgh Opera table in main lobby from 6:35-6:45 PM and afterwards at the Cast Q&A reception

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