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Aug. 08 2018

09/15/18 – Carmen – 1pm

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LA Opera On Air

Carmen

COMPOSER: Georges Bizet

libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée

IN FRENCH WITH PROJECTED ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS

Running time: approximately three hours and 25 minutes, including two intermissions.
photo credit: Ken Howard

The dazzling Ana María Martínez returns to Los Angeles as opera’s most seductive temptress. Nobody—not even a lover—can tame Carmen, who bursts into life on the stage with an intoxicating whirl of thrilling choreography, vivid orchestrations and heart-stopping drama. Bizet’s unforgettable score is an endless parade of one great melody after the other, from the languid allure of Carmen’s sensual songs to the macho boasts of the dashing bullfighter.

“More great hit tunes per square foot than any other opera”
— Los Angeles Times

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