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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 both tenor Joel Burcham and baritone Tom Sitzler to the Painted Sky Opera stage. Both last appeared with Painted Sky Opera in our October 2018 production of Tosca

Presented with orchestra in French with supertitles.

Carmen - Caitlin McKechney ^
Don Jose - Joel Burcham *
Micaela - Hanna Brammer ^
Escamillo - Tom Sitzler
Zuniga - Zachay DeVault *
Garcia - Alex Bolerjack *

* Oklahoma connection      ^ Painted Sky Opera premiere

Artistic Staff:
Stage Director - 
Rob Glaubitz
Music Director - Jan McDaniel
Technical Director - Scott Hynes
Costume Designer - Alyssa Couturier-Herndon
Stage Manager - Lauren Colston