Carmen is an opera by the French composer Georges Bizet. The opera was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, on 3 March 1875, and has now come to the Kravis Center thanks to the Palm Beach Opera.

What’s Carmen all about? The steamy performance begins as wild Carmen seduces naïve soldier Don José. His innocence quickly turns as Carmen’s manipulations bring out the very worst in him. Intensely passionate melodies performed by world-class singers bring the desire and madness from the stage directly into your heart. Enter the uninhibited world of Carmen from racy beginning to jaw-dropping end. Ignite your night with opera’s bad girl. The performance is sung in French with English supertitles projected above the stage.

Screenshot from 2016-01-15 17:54:06Don’t miss your chance to join Palm Beach Opera January 22, 23 and 24 at the Kravis Center for a once in a lifetime production of Carmen. Performances are almost sold-out so buy your tickets now. If you’re between the ages of 21 to 39, sign up for PBO’s Young Friends subscription and get your seats for just $25. If you’re looking for a VIP opera experience, join Palm Beach Opera on opening night of Carmen. Your evening begins with pre-performance tapas and drinks in the Cohen Pavilion. Then, enjoy the opening night performance of Bizet’s Carmen in Dreyfoos Hall in premium seats. After the opera, mix and mingle with the cast while enjoying a delicious dessert buffet.

I’ll be there on Friday night. Come say hi and grab a photo with me before or after the show for a chance to make it into a future blog post about Palm Beach Opera. Let’s support this world-class institution together. For more reasons on why to love Palm Beach Opera, check out what local couples Alex & Joe and Daniel & Alan have to say.

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Alex and Joe enjoying the Opera