Teatro alla Scala
FRI, MAR 10 AT 7PM
SAT, MAR 11 AT 7PM
SUN, MAR 12 AT 2PM
THE TRAGEDY OF CARMEN
(La tragédie de Carmen)
by Peter Brook
A CHROMATIC PRODUCTION
All performances at The Balboa Theatre
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.