Set in southern Spain, Bizet’s classic opera centers on Carmen, a beautiful and fiery gypsy girl who seduces Don José, a straight-laced soldier in the army. The tale that unfolds is one of passion, obsession, and spurned love.

Carmen has become a worldwide operatic phenomenon and is a favorite among long-time opera enthusiasts and those new to opera.

“The music is glorious and sensual, the story is timelessly tragic, and it’s a vocal and orchestral tour de force, filled with famous melodies and glorious ensembles. Carmen is breathtakingly beautiful, and completely unforgettable!”
- Bob Bernhardt, Principal Pops Conductor & Music Director Emeritus