The Tragedy of Carmen

Midtown Opera Festival:

The Tragedy of Carmen


When

Friday, April 1, 2016 | 8:00pm
Sunday, April 3, 2016 | 2 pm (Pay what you can performance!)
Saturday, April 9, 2016 | 8:00pm


Where

Playhouse on the Square
Directions & parking


Language

French with English Supertitles


Please note

Contains adult themes. Not recommended for young children.



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Dinner & pre-show talk Festival Event Schedule

Cast

CAITLIN MCKECHNEY Carmen
DANE SUAREZ Don José
HANNA BRAMMER Micaëla
DANIEL MOBBS Escamillo

CREATIVE

JOSHUA BORTHS Stage Director
Ben Makino Conductor

About the Show

The Tragedy of Carmen is part of Opera memphis' 2016 Midtown Opera Festival.

Inspired by an 1830 trip to Spain, Prosper Mérimée wrote a novel about the fiery gypsy, Carmen, her soldier lover, and their doomed love affair. Forty years later, that novel inspired composer Georges Bizet to create what may be the world’s most popular opera, Carmen. Nearly one hundred years after Carmen's premiere, visionary director Peter Brook, composer Marius Constant, and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière combined forces to reinvigorate this well-known story. In the resulting opera, The Tragedy of Carmen, music from Bizet’s Carmen is paired with scenes from Mérimée's novella to bring new insight into an opera - and a character - many of us thought we knew.


Begin your evening with the Dinner & Pre-show Talk!
Additional ticket required for dinner.


About our Pay What you Can performance

Our Sunday, April 3 2:00 pm performance will be pay what you can. You can reserve a spot by calling 901.202.4533, or simply join us the day of! There is no set ticket price; we'll gladly accept whatever donation you'd like to give. All seating will be general admission for this performance.