Carmen, opera in four acts, by French composer Georges Bizet with libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on the story by Prosper Mérimée. The opera was first performed by the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 3 March 1875, where its breaking of conventions shocked and scandalized its first audiences.
The story is set in Seville, Spain, around 1830, and concerns the eponymous Carmen, a beautiful Gipsy with a fiery temper. Free with her love, she woos the corporal Don José, an inexperienced soldier. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against his superior and joining a gang of smugglers. His jealousy when she turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads him to murder Carmen.
MLO Orchestra and Chorus
Chorusmaster: Pablo Hernandez
Guest Conductor: Jeffrey Eckstein
General and Artistic Director: Raffaele Cardone
Appropriate for ages 13+. Everyone entering the theater must have a ticket including infants. Outside food & beverage are not allowed into the venue. Student, Senior, Military, discounts available in person only. Please contact the Box Office for more information. $5 tickets for students ages 13-22 available at CultureShockMiami.com.
It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible and assistive listening devices are available in the Main Stage Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, CART, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314, email@example.com, at least five days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).