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Friday, April 12, 2024

This is a repeating event

27apr7:30 pm10:00 pmCarmen Event Organized ByVancouver OperaEvent Type Music7:30 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5N6, Canada


Event Details

Vancouver Opera closes its 2023-2024 season with Georges Bizet’s most beloved opera, Carmen. It has been nearly 10 years since its last production, and the stage is set for passion, drama, world-class talent, and an unforgettable experience for opera enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Carmen is one of the most widely performed works in operatic history, and Vancouver audiences will have five opportunities to see this production.

“Bizet’s masterful score, multi-level sets that straddle the spectacular and the seedy, and the promise of captivating performances by some of the opera world’s most talented artists has already driven tremendous audience interest in this production,” said Tom Wright, General Director of Vancouver Opera. “Carmen is a must-see for both seasoned opera enthusiasts and those seeking an introduction to the mesmerizing world of classical music and storytelling. It’s an opera that has stood the test of time and continues to captivate audiences worldwide, so considering how audiences have responded in the past, we knew that offering an extended run of five performances was key to meeting the interest in our 64-year history, we’ve never seen ticket demand like this.”

This lush, grand-scale production updates the original setting from late-1800s southern Spain to an unnamed, pan-Latin city in the mid-1950s, where mounting political tensions and romantic desires match the scorching midsummer temperatures. Eye-catching but peeling billboards, bustling town squares and dive cafés, and costumes that range from proletariat denim to opulent bullfighting regalia give a vivid but distressed texture to this timeless tale of class division and teeming emotion.

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

april 28, 2024 2:00 pmmay 2, 2024 7:30 pmmay 4, 2024 7:30 pmmay 5, 2024 2:00 pm