The Tragedy of Carmen (La tragédie de Carmen)
A CHROMATIC PRODUCTION
If you don’t love me, I love you;
if I love you, look out for yourself!
Gypsy 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 a life of crime and lust with Carmen and her band. But when Carmen callously drops him for Escamillo the strutting bullfighter, jealousy ignites and Don Jose is pushed to the brink. Passions intensify and burst into an emotional bonfire that threatens to destroy them all.
In Peter Brook’s gripping adaptation of Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen,The Tragedy of Carmen brings us all of the intense emotion and gorgeous music, in a focused and distilled 90-minute production.