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Calendar Pick: The Tragedy of Carmen

Xiaohan Chen and Minseol Hong

Peter Brooks’ 1986 Tony Award-winning re-imagining of Georges Bizet’s Carmen will offer audiences a fresh take on one of the most popular operas in the art form’s canon. Carmen is a story of obsession and jealousy that features intense, electrifying pieces, most notably the famous aria “Habanera.” The opera was originally derived from a novella by French writer Prosper Mérimée, and Brooks’ adaptation aims to take a deeper look at the physiological and moral layers of the story that the original opera may have missed. Through the UGA Opera Theatre’s performance of The Tragedy of Carmen, audiences will experience a deeper emotional journey of the opera’s key characters, Carmen and Don José, created through a reduced orchestra and additional dialogue. The opera will tempt viewers to engage with the question, does fate control us?

WHO: The Tragedy of Carmen
WHEN: Mar. 21–22, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hodgson Concert Hall
HOW MUCH: $3 (students and children), $20