“The Tragedy of Carmen” in Iowa

Des Moines Metro Opera 


Bizet/Brook / The Tragedy of Carmen

Bizet/Brook / The Tragedy of Carmen

An Opera in One Act
Libretto after Prosper Mérimée, Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
First performance: Viviane Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, New York, 1981

July 10, 2014 7:00pm & 9:00pm
July 19, 2014 1:00pm
This opera will be performed at the Des Moines Social Club

Carmen Peabody Southwell
Don José TBA
Escamillo Luis Orozco
Micaëla Rebecca Krynski
Garcia TBA
Lillas Pastia TBA
An Old Gypsy TBA
Zuniga TBA

Cast and opera are subject to change without notice.

Conductor Michael Spassov
Stage Director Dugg McDonough
Assistant Stage Director TBA
Musical Preparation TBA
Set Designer TBA
Costume Supervisor TBA
Lighting Designer TBA
Make-Up/Hair Designer TBA
Stage Combat Director TBA

Cast, production and opera are subject to change without notice.

The Tragedy of Carmen is opera at its most powerful — a raw and visceral adaptation of Bizet’s most popular work. Peter Brook and his collaborators have crafted a concentrated night of theatre that focuses on the fatal relationships between the gypsy, soldier, village girl and bullfighter. The score retains all of the most famous musical moments of the original: Carmen’s Habanera and Seguidilla, Don Jose’s Flower Song, and Escamillo’s swaggering Toreador Song. Performed at the Des Moines Social Club’s newly remodeled facility, this will be an opera experience not-to-be missed.

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