Afternoon at the Opera


The Los Angeles Opera ensemble performs Bizet's Carmen.

Los Angeles Opera

Description of Bizet's Carmen from the Los Angeles Opera's website:

Carmen is an opera in French. It first premiered in Paris in 1875, but the opera is set in Spain. Itis based ona novel of the same title by Prosper Merimee, and it tells the story of a soldier, DonJosé,whofalls in love with a fiery woman named Carmen.The opera has been widelyrecognized for Bizet’s ability to musically demonstrate what the characters are experiencing.