The Music Academy of the West Presents a Fully Staged Production

With its engaging score and involving story, Carmen is arguably the most popular of all operas. The drama takes place in 19th-century California amongst soldiers, smugglers, and settlers, where a fiery, seductive heroine takes center stage in a world of conflicting cultures. Who will succumb to the beauty and temptation of this exotic woman?

Carmen is the 2014 Irene Cummings Endowed Opera, supported in part by the Elaine F. Stepanek Foundation, the Carol Franc Buck Foundation, and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Presented in honor of Marilyn Horne's 80th birthday!