British Columbia health officials have directed event organizers to cancel all gatherings of 50 people or more in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This direction will unfortunately require the postponement of Pacific Opera Victoria’s production of CARMEN.
We apologize for any inconvenience this situation may cause. If you have tickets for Carmen, please advise us of your wishes by completing the form on our Postponed Shows page.
For more information, please see our most recent Public Health Update.
Bewitching, wilful, earthy, Carmen is a woman who dictates her own terms, whatever the cost.
Instantly recognizable and utterly unforgettable, Carmen brims with audacious harmonies and irresistible melodies that have earned their place in popular culture.
As for the character of Carmen herself, there is no one quite like her. Wilful, charismatic, fiercely independent, she defies the razor-thin line between love and hatred, desire and death.
When Carmen fixes on Don José as her next (but certainly not her last) lover, the naïve young soldier cannot deal with his own jealousy and possessiveness. With its beguiling heroine and music that is familiar the world over, it is no wonder that Carmen is one of the most popular operas of all time.
2019 | 2020
French with English Surtitles
Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton
Erik van Heyningen
Pacific Opera Chorus
The Victoria Symphony
Victoria Children’s Choir