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Peter Brook’s "La Tragédie de Carmen"

Presented by Utah Opera at Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City UT

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May 08 - 16 2021
Peter Brook’s "La Tragédie de Carmen"

Adapted from Georges Bizet’s opera by Marius Constant, Jean-Claude Carrière, and Peter Brook.

Peter Brook’s 1981 La tragédie de Carmen (The Tragedy of Carmen) is more than a shorter, recut version of Bizet’s Carmen. While it pares the cast down to four singers, accompanied by a chamber orchestra, and is filled with musical passages from Bizet’s famous opera, La Tragédie is a nearly complete reworking of the story focused on the intense interactions and tragedy of the four central characters.

Larry Lash of Opera News dubbed Kirstin Chávez “the Carmen of a lifetime,” praising

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Due to Salt Lake County’s current capacity restrictions, the performances are currently sold out to subscribers, who will be contacted by USUO Patron Services for information about seating and attendance preferences.

Contact: 801-533-6683


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Capitol Theatre

50 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

If your event is being affected, canceled, or postponed due to the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, please provide the details below.:

Abravanel Hall and Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre will reopen on March 25 under Phase One of Salt Lake County’s health and safety guidelines, which includes reduced capacity audiences, six-foot distancing between households while seated, mandatory face coverings, and the other requirements related to health and safety guidelines USUO established when it resumed performances in the fall.




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