Out at the Opera at the San Diego Civic Theatre
San Diego Opera announces the third OUT at the Opera on Friday, April 5, 2019 for George Bizet’s Carmen.
Join your fellow proud San Diegans for a pre-opera reception. We’ll have a special Pride-inspired Step & Repeat, and mix and mingle while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer. This special offer includes:
-$145: Orchestra – includes pre-opera reception and discounted opera ticket.
-$174: Upper Loge – includes pre-opera reception and discounted opera ticket.
-$193: Lower Loge – includes pre-opera reception and discounted opera ticket.
-$10.00 handling fee waived.
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Carmen is one fiery gypsy woman…a femme fatale who lives life on her own provocative terms. The next notch on her belt is the naïve soldier Don Jose who is bewitched by her passion and gives up everything to be with her, including his sweetheart Micaela. In her true heartless fashion, Carmen becomes bored and callously drops her young lover when her path collides with the macho bullfighting Escamillo. Obsessed and alone, will Don Jose’s jealousy ignites an emotional bonfire that destroys them all. Carmen is an archetype of literature and art set to passionate music that will burn up the stage with its unbridled drama and incredible music, including the “Toreador Song” and the seductive “Habanera.” This opera is sung in French with projected English translations. The approximate run time is three hours and fifteen minutes, including one intermission.
San Diego Civic Theatre
The Civic Theatre is a 2,967 capacity performing arts venue located in downtown San Diego. It is the performing home of the San Diego Opera, Broadway/San Diego and regularly hosts performances of the California Ballet, presentations by La Jolla Music Society, touring orchestras and dance companies, Broadway musicals and plays, concerts, film presentations, lectures, etc. The Theatre is owned by the City of San Diego and operated by San Diego Theatres for the benefit of the community. Many Civic Theatre performances are part of performance series presented by Broadway/San Diego, San Diego Opera, La Jolla Music Society, and California Ballet. These organizations offer season ticket subscriptions and group purchase opportunities in advance of general public sales.
The San Diego Civic Theatre opened on January 12, 1965. The opening performance featured the San Diego Symphony with soloists Dorothy Kirsten and Brian Sullivan. The evening's activities were co-hosted by the San Diego Opera Guild and the San Diego Symphony. Preceding the concert were opening comments by J. Dallas Clark and Morley Golden. Since its opening, the Civic Theatre has hosted many of the world's greatest talents in fields of opera, classical music, orchestras, dance, comedians, contemporary music, and Broadway. Additionally, it has served as a community gathering place for inaugurations, governmental addresses, religious services, political activities, lectures, educational presentations, and corporate meetings.