The Tragedy of Carmen
75 min, no intermission
January 27, 2024 - 7:30pm
January 28, 2024 - 2:00pm
I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA
1411 I M Terrell Circle South, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Part of the Civic Impact and Hattie Mae Lesley Resident Artists season in collaboration with I.M. Terrell Academy.
"The Tragedy of Carmen" is an adaptation of Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen," with a new libretto by Sheldon Harnick. The story follows the fiery and seductive Carmen, a cigarette factory worker in Seville, Spain, who captures the attention of soldier Don José, leading him down a destructive path of jealousy and violence. Their tumultuous relationship ultimately comes to a tragic end when Carmen chooses the glamorous toreador Escamillo over Don José, resulting in his murder of Carmen in a fit of despair. The opera explores themes of passion, betrayal, and obsession, set to the stirring melodies and rhythms of Bizet's iconic score.
Rated PG13, some material may not be suitable for children.