Date(s) - 03/26/2022 - 04/03/2022
12:00 am

Benedum Center


Set in 1830 Seville, Spain, this internationally popular 1875 opera is a roller-coaster of lust, deception and murder.

Fiery gypsy Carmen works in a cigarette factory and lives her life to the fullest — especially when it comes to men. While in jail after a knife fight, Carmen charms Corporal Don José into abandoning his fiancé and career by letting her escape jail and hit the road with a band of smugglers. But the passionate Carmen soon gets bored with Don José and becomes involved with a glamorous bullfighter. Left with nothing, Don José decides that if he can’t have Carmen, no one can.

The opera was the final work of French composer Georges Bizet (1838-1875), who adapted the 1845 novella written by Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870).  Presented by the Pittsburgh Opera, the eighth oldest company in the United States.


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