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La Tragédie de Carmen - 1983 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

La Tragédie de Carmen won the 1984 special Tony Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre. Peter Brook, one of the greatest theatre directors of the 20th century, adapted Bizet's most popular opera and depicts a more intense and immediate tale of the doomed Carmen.

Vivian Beaumont Theatre (Broadway)


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by Nicole Rosky - May 3, 2011
A Magic Flute, Peter Brook's production with the acclaimed Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, was awarded France's esteemed Molière Award for best musical theater at a ceremony on Sunday, April 17 in Paris. Lincoln Center Festival 2011 will present the U.S. Premiere of A Magic Flute, an intimate 90-minute, fully-staged adaptation of the beloved Mozart opera, in sixteen performances July 5-17 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater. Like his ground-breaking La Tragédie de Carmen (which was performed in New York at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in 1983), Brook's free interpretation of The Magic Flute, performed by an ensemble of two actors and alternating casts of seven singers with pianist, is a poetic invocation with its spare and subtle staging shedding new, vibrating light on Mozart's masterpiece.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2009
Chicago Opera Theater's second opera of their 2009 Spring Festival Season is La Tragédie de Carmen, a 90 minute adaptation of Georges Bizet's Carmen by Marius Constant, Jean-Claude Carrière, and Peter Brook. La Tragèdie de Carmen runs May 2nd through May 15th at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2021
Peter Brook's 1981 “La tragédie de Carmen” (The Tragedy of Carmen) is more than a shorter, recut version of Bizet's “Carmen.” While it pares the cast down to four singers, accompanied by a chamber orchestra, and is filled with musical passages from Bizet's famous opera, La Tragédie is a nearly complete reworking of the story focused on the intense interactions and tragedy of the four central characters.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2019
The French Institute Alliance Fran aise (FIAF), New York's premier French cultural and language center, today announced the 2019 Crossing the Line Festival, featuring 11 performances and a gallery exhibition from a geographically, generationally, and artistically diverse group of artists whose work transcends genres and boundaries. All performances are world, US, or New York premieres; they are united by their convention-breaking fearlessness as they confront topics from social injustice to personal demons. Many of the performances pay homage to legendary artists of our time and previous eras, while the theme of migration and its transformational effects on identity informs several others. The festival runs from September 12 to October 12. Ticket are available at crossingtheline.org.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2020
MasterVoices continues its 2019-20 season on Thursday April 2, at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Artistic Director Ted Sperling will lead a concert staging of Bizet's Carmen in its original Opéra Comique version, with dialogue rather than recitative, sung in English translation by award-winning Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick. His translation of Carmen was commissioned and premiered by the Houston Grand Opera in 1981 and served as the English text for Peter Brook's ingenious 90-minute La tragédie de Carmen which was performed at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York in 1984. The MasterVoices performance will mark the New York premiere of the full translation.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2010
The North Shore Opera Hour will present a staged production of Peter Brook's adaptation of Bizet's opera Carmen on August 22 at 7:30pm at the Skokie Theatre. Brook's version captures the fundamental soul of Bizet's opera by focusing on the four main characters; Carmen, Don Jose, Micaela and Escamillo. 'La Tragédie de Carmen' won the 1984 special Tony Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre. The basic elements of this tragedy are still intact, offering familiar arias and duets.
by Marivic Tagala - Aug 19, 2010
The North Shore Opera Hour will present a staged production of Peter Brook's adaptation of Bizet's opera Carmen on August 22 at 7:30pm at the Skokie Theatre. Brook's version captures the fundamental soul of Bizet's opera by focusing on the four main characters; Carmen, Don Jose, Micaela and Escamillo. 'La Tragédie de Carmen' won the 1984 special Tony Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre. The basic elements of this tragedy are still intact, offering familiar arias and duets.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Apr 7, 2009
Chicago Opera Theater's second opera of their 2009 Spring Festival Season is La Tragédie de Carmen, a 90 minute adaptation of Georges Bizet's Carmen by Marius Constant, Jean-Claude Carrière, and Peter Brook. La Tragèdie de Carmen runs May 2nd through May 15th at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2021
Audiences are invited to experience live opera once again when Utah Opera produces Peter Brook's “La tragédie de Carmen” at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City.

La Tragédie de Carmen Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of La Tragédie de Carmen have their been?
La Tragédie de Carmen has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1983 and Broadway which opened in 1983.

What other awards has La Tragédie de Carmen been nominated for?
Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards).

What other awards has La Tragédie de Carmen won?
Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards).

What productions of La Tragédie de Carmen have their been?
La Tragédie de Carmen has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1983 and Broadway which opened in 1983.

What awards has La Tragédie de Carmen been nominated for?
Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards).

What awards has La Tragédie de Carmen won?
Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards).

What productions of La Tragédie de Carmen have there been?
La Tragédie de Carmen has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1983 and Broadway which opened in 1983.