"Carmen" with 75% off discount tickets

The Pittsburgh Cultural Arts Meetup Group
The Pittsburgh Cultural Arts Meetup Group
Public group

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 6:30 PM prior to 7:30 PM show. We'll also meet near the Pittsburgh Opera table in main lobby from 7-7:15 PM before people head to their seats.

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Although the March-April 2020 performances of "Carmen" had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus, Pittsburgh Opera announced that "Carmen" https://www.pittsburghopera.org/show/carmen will be performed instead during their[masked] 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.

Timothy Myers conducts. Garnett Bruce directs.

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[masked]http://www.culturaldistrict.org/promotion/apply?promotion_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 http://www.culturaldistrict.org/promotion/apply?promotion_code=94819 If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Parkulo, Group Services Manager, PITTSBURGH OPERA at[masked] x 213 or [masked]

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[masked] subscriptions which also have many benefits.

If you prefer going on Tuesday, March 29, please RSVP to other Meetup posting https://www.meetup.com/Art-lovers/events/269220479

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION Your ticket also includes 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 6:30 PM (on Friday, April 1) for this discussion.

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 https://www.pittsburghopera.org/season/carmen/ or by calling (412)[masked], or stopping by the Theater Square/Benedum Box Office.

Parking Here is the ParkPGH website with real-time info on downtown parking garage availability http://parkpgh.org or call[masked]