Marco Cammarota and Leah de Gruyl in CCM's Studio Series production of 'The Tragedy of Carmen.' Photography by Steven Goldstein.

Marco Cammarota and Leah DeGruyl in CCM's Studio Series production of 'The Tragedy of Carmen.' Photography by Steven Goldstein.

Take the entrancing story of a gypsy woman’s raw seductive power and the men that want her, add the fervor of the hallowed music of Georges Bizet and mix in a bit of modern storytelling. The result is a 90-minute, action- and passion-packed retelling of the beloved opera Carmen, adapted by the daringly innovative stage director Peter Brook.

Sung in French with English surtitles, experience the frenzy of Carmen in an entirely new way. Performed as part of CCM’s acclaimed Studio Opera Series, The Tragedy of Carmen runs March 2-4 in the Cohen Family Studio Theater in CCM Village on the University of Cincinnati campus. Isaac Selya conducts with stage direction by Steven Goldstein.

This Tony Award-winning rework combines the fiery Flamenco of Bizet’s original opera score with a pared down, sinewy version of the story. Now, CCM’s talented opera students bring the story of love, lust and jealousy to life in a robust production with no fat and flavor to spare.

Performance Times:
8 p.m. Friday, March 2
8 p.m. Saturday, March 3
2 p.m. Sunday, March 4

Cohen Family Studio Theater, College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati

Tickets to The Tragedy of Carmen are free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available on Monday, February 27, at noon – please visit the CCM Box Office in the Corbett Center for the Performing Arts or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

The Tragedy of Carmen Cast List:

  • Carmen: Leah DeGruyl
  • Micaëla: Esther Kang
  • Escamillo: Tyler Alessi
  • Don José: Marco Cammarota

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

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