UTRGV Opera Theater will present one of the greatest operas of all time, “Carmen,” in Spanish with English captions. The festival production features music and spoken dialogue in Spanish translation by Eduardo de Bray, with surtitles in English. A high-quality student cast and orchestra have been assembled for this fully staged performance. Set in 1820 in Sevilla, Spain, the four-act opera is offered in opera comique style – that is, with spoken rather than sung dialogue. It’s a simple plot – boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets revenge – but the wonderful, dramatic melodies have made this 1875 opera the most performed in the world. Almost everyone can hum the Habanera and the Toreador Song.


Click here to purchase your tickets for the June 2, 2019 performance in Edinburg.


Click here to purchase your tickets for a performance in Brownsville.

Note that you will be redirected to the Camille Playhouse's website. Please also note that the Brownsville performances will take place at the Camille Playhouse, located at 1 Dean Porter Park, Brownsville, TX 78520. 


Attention Patron of the Arts Season Ticket Members

Carmen is included in your season membership (for one performance). To get your ticket for a Brownsville performance, call the Camille Playhouse at (956) 542-8900. Their office hours are 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2-4 pm. Tuesday through Friday. 


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