On Saturday, February 1st, the Franco-American Centre along with Opera NH would like to invite you to witness a piece of living French history and culture. Carmen originally premiered on March 3, 1875 in Paris, France. Now, seen as one of the most groundbreaking works of all time with its introduction of realism, Carmen has become one of the most widely known and acclaimed operas of all time.

Carmen, sung and written in French, takes place in a small Spanish town in the 19th century. The composer Georges Bizet brings together the elements of lust, jealousy and tragedy through the life of Don Jose who has fallen for a beautiful Gypsy named Carmen.

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