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La Tragedie de Carmen
by Georges Bizet
Re-imagined by Peter Brook
7:30 pm May 17, 2019
2 pm May 19, 2019
Freede Little Theatre
Civic Center Music Hall
One of opera’s most enthralling characters comes to life in this intense 90 minute re-interpretation of opera’s most loved show. Pared down to four singers, the opera follows Carmen as she draws the infatuated Don Jose away from his love Micaela and toward a life of jealousy, lust, and murder. Featuring many of the immensely popular melodies of Bizet’s original version, La Tragedie de Carmen trims this powerful story into a taut and fast-paced “tragedy of four people” that brims with seduction and intrigue as it moves towards its inevitable conclusion.
La Tragedie de Carmen marks the return of tenor Joel Burcham to the Painted Sky Opera stage since our October 2018 production of Tosca.
Presented with orchestra in French with supertitles.
Don Jose - Joel Burcham *
* Oklahoma connection ^ Painted Sky Opera premiere
Stage Director - Rob Glaubitz
Music Director - Jan McDaniel
Technical Director - Scott Hynes
Costume Designer - Becky McGuigan
Stage Manager - Megan Guerra