Opera in the Village
Coming August, 2019
Opera in the Village returns after a year off, in the summer of 2019 at ENMAX Park for four days of music and entertainment for the whole family. Canada’s only outdoor summer opera festival, Opera in the Village will present free musical programming, site activities, and a unique condensed version of one of opera’s most beloved works, Carmen.
The Spanish gypsy Carmen lives only for sensuality, and seduces the naïve soldier Don José. His love for Carmen leads him to attack his superior officer, desert his military duties, and abandon his childhood sweetheart for Carmen. Unfortunately, Carmen soon grows bored with Don José, and when she leaves him for the dashing toreador Escamillo, Don José kills her in a jealous rage. Featuring singers and a narrator who will guide you through the action, Carmen will transport you to Seville in this sensational story of love, jealousy, and revenge.