Music by Georges Bizet | Libretto by Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy
Among the most famous and performed of all operas, Carmen is a riveting story of love, lust, betrayal, jealousy and murder. Set in 1830s Seville, the gypsy girl Carmen seduces soldier Don José away from his post and his beloved Micaëla. After luring him to join her and a clan of smugglers, Carmen turns her attention toward the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo. Carmen's fate is met in the final act when she meets the madly jealous Don José outside of the arena. The outdoor ruins of the Mill City Opera offer a magical setting to experience this iconic masterpiece.
Location: Mill City Museum, 704 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Time: Performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
Price: Tickets range from $50 to $125 for all nights (excluding Opening Night)
Tickets are available online or by phone (612)875-5544.
Notice about rain / inclement weather:
While Mill City Summer Opera will make every effort to perform outdoors, rain may force the opera indoors for the evening. If rain is highly likely to occur during the performance, the show will be moved indoors ahead of time and announcements will be made over social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). If rain begins after an outdoor performance has begun, the opera will take a pause to allow audience, orchestra and singers to take shelter and to evaluate whether to delay or move indoors. If the rain continues and/or the delay exceeds 20 minutes, a decision will be made whether to move indoors for a concert performance or, if over 60 minutes of the performance has passed, to cancel for the evening – depending on the circumstances.
Mill City Summer Opera cannot refund tickets in the event of rain.
Be a part of Matador Madness
Mix and mingle with the cast and crew of Carmen at our Opening Night on July 13th. Join us for an unforgettable party – and show! – in the Mill City Ruins.
This season's Rush tickets
Rush tickets will be available for $35 to the general public 90 minutes before each performance (excluding Opening Night) at the door. Please note that tickets are expected to sell out quickly.
CAST & CREW
Luis alejandro Orozco
Mercedes, Family Performance Carmen
Moralès, Family Performance Escamillo
Lillas Pastia, Family Performance Don Jose
Music Director & Interim Artistic Director
Michael Jerome Johnson
Wig & Makeup Designer
Principal Repetiteur, Chorus Master