La Tragedie de Carmen

Opera - Original

Vivian Beaumont Theater

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 24, 1983
  • Opening Date: November 17, 1983
  • Closing Date: April 28, 1984
  • Previews: 29
  • Performances: 187

Lyrics: Georges Bizet

Music: Georges Bizet


Georges Bizet's opera Carmen, in which the soldier Don Jose is destroyed by his love for the beautiful gypsy temptress Carmen, is presented in an 80-minute, theatricalized adaptation that contains additional elements from the Prosper Merimee novella that inspired the opera.


Opening Night Cast

Anne-Christine Biel MicaÙla [Alternate]
Evan Bortnick Don José [Alternate]
Cynthia Clarey Carmen [Alternate]
Laurence Dale Don José [Alternate]
Hélène Delavault Carmen [Alternate]
Jean-Paul Denizon Lt. Zuniga [Alternate]
Véronique Dietschy MicaÙla [Alternate]
Carl Johan Falkman Escamillo [Alternate]
See Full Opening Night Cast

Opening Night Production Credits

  Georges Bizet Music
  Georges Bizet Lyrics
  Peter Brook Director
  Jean-Guy Lecat Scenic Design
  Chloé Obolensky Costume Design
  Jodi Moss Company Manager
See Full Opening Night Production credits


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Unique Theatrical Experience   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Special Award   Winner
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