Photo by Cory Weaver

Carmen (Apr. '16)


April 23, 27, 29 and May 1, 2016

Maidens, Matadors and Madness.

Carmen, the passionate and devastating masterpiece by Georges Bizet, may be the opera even those unfamiliar with opera will recognize. Bizet’s score is seductive, alluring and perfectly matched to Carmen’s conquest of bullfighters, soldiers and smugglers.The fiery gypsy sings the signature “Habanera” as she sets her sights on local corporal Don José. He quickly falls under her spell, only to be cast aside and humiliated. The music follows his descent from soldier and lover to desperate murderer as he sends Carmen to her doom against the roar and cry of the bullring.

Sung in French with English titles.
Appropriate for children 13+

Know Before You Go

Immerse yourself in Carmen with the resources below:

Download a full, printable copy of the Carmen resources

Carmen Sponsored by:

Carmen Sponsors: Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation, Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, Lyric Opera Circle, Master Craftsmen Foundation, Sherrill Mulhern, Missouri Arts Council

Be a Part of Lyric

We are grateful for the passion and dedication that our patrons show through participation in groups supporting the Company.  Learn More