Utah Opera to return live with “La tragédie de Carmen”

Mon Mar 15, 2021 at 12:01 pm
Kirstin Chávez stars in Utah Opera’s production of La tragédie de Carmen. Photo: Kira Horvath

Utah Opera will return to live audience events in May with five performances of La tragédie de Carmen. 

Director Peter Brook’s chamber distillation and abridgment of Bizet’s beloved four-act opera stars Kirstin Chávez as the title gypsy temptress and Isaac Hurtado as the officer Don José, who is ensnared by her charms. Ari Pelto conducts with Omer Ben Seadia as director.

The production will mark the first live event in the Lawson Capitol Theater since it closed in November due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Utah Opera began its abrogated season in October with Francis Poulenc’s La voix humaine and Joseph Horovitz’s Gentleman’s Island. That double-bill replaced the originally slated Wagner opener, The Flying Dutchman.

La tragédie de Carmen will be performed May 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16. Due to social distancing, performances are currently sold out to subscribers, but extra tickets may be available to the general public. utahopera.org

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