NOVEMBER 29 | 7PM
Resident $25 | General Public $30
This semi-staged production with full orchestra features Grammy Award Winning soprano, Molly Fillmore along with an international cast of singers. Set in Seville around the year 1830, the opera deals with the love and jealousy of Don Jose, who is lured away from his duty as a soldier and his beloved Micaela by the gypsy factory-girl Carmen, whom he allows to escape from custody. He is later induced to join the smugglers with whom Carmen is associated, but is driven wild by jealousy. This comes to a head when Carmen makes clear her preference for the bull-fighter Escamillo. The last act, outside the bull-ring in Seville, brings Escamillo to the arena, accompanied by Carmen, there stabbed to death by Don Jose, who has been awaiting her arrival.