5/1/2021, 5/4/2021, 5/7/2021, 5/9/2021, 5/13/2021, 5/15/2021
Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Ludovic Halévy and Henri Meilhac
Premiered March 3, 1875, Opéra-Comique (Paris, France)
We conclude Opera Colorado's grandest season to date with Bizet's smoldering drama, Carmen, filled with some of opera's most iconic melodies—including Carmen's "Habanera" and the rousing Toreador song. Not a soul can resist Carmen's seductive charm, not even the naïve Don Jose. But when she leaves him for a charismatic bullfighter, Don Jose's infatuation turns obsessive. What fate, or choice, waits for the woman no man can tame?