Manitoba Opera


Carmen can have any man she wants, and discards them as easily as she does the cigarettes she makes. When she seduces the proud young soldier Don José only to cast him aside for the handsome bullfighter, jealousy ignites. José is pushed to the brink. Carmen’s tragic fate has been sealed.

Who can resist the sensuous music of Carmen? With its lavish score, brilliant orchestration, and Spanish rhythms, you will be powerless to resist the hit melodies and beloved music of the most popular opera of all time.

Features some of the most recognizable music including Carmen’s smoky Habanera, Don José’s Flower Song, and the rousing Toreador Song.

Sung in French with French dialogue; projected English translations.
Music Georges Bizet  |  Libretto Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
(Based on the story of the same name by French novelist Prosper Mérimée.)

Content Warning
This production contains adult content including violence against women, murder, gun shots, and depictions of tobacco and alcohol use.


Carmen Ginger Costa-Jackson

Don José David Pomeroy

Escamillo Daniel Okulitch

Micaëla Lara Ciekiewicz

Morales/Dancairo Johnathon Kirby

Zuniga Giles Tomkins

Frasquita Lara Secord-Haid

Mercédès Barbara King

Remendado Jacques Arsenault

Conductor Tyrone Paterson

Director Brian Deedrick