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October 11, 2019 - October 13, 2019
All Day
Time Details:
Friday 10/11 at 7:30 PM
Saturday 10/12 at 7:30 PM
Sunday 10/13 at 2:00 PM
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
1301 5th Street
Coralville, IA 52241

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The Tragedy of Carmen

Friday, October 11

Score by George Bizet
Adapted by Peter Brook, Jean-Clause Carriere & Marius Constant

Sung in French with English Supertitles

Directed by Bill Theisen
Conducted by Wayne Wyman

Carmen is a sizzling seductress, but play with her and you will get burned. Naïve young soldier Don Jose falls for her, leaving his homespun sweetheart Micaela, in pursuit of crime and lust with Carmen and her gang. But when Carmen callously drops him for Escamillo the strutting bullfighter, jealousy ignites and Don Jose is pushed to the brink. Passions intensify into an emotional bonfire that threatens to destroy them all.

Peter Brook’s gripping adaptation brings Bizet’s opera back to its origins of sexual intrigue, power and complexity. In this tightly wound one act version, Carmen’s embrace of her dark fate is elevated from an act of submission to an assertion of power. 

“A truly transcendent experience…fusing opera and musical theatre as never before with thrilling results.”
-New York Times

Tickets available via the Hancher Box Office.