When: Fri., Sept. 22, 8-10 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 23, 8-10 p.m. 2017
I’ll admit to being far from an opera authority. The first time I heard of Carmen was when MTV aired Carmen: A Hip Hopera starring Beyoncé, Mos Def and Mekhi Phifer in 2001, and that modern adaptation was a reimagining of the Broadway show and then movie Carmen Jones, itself a retelling of the classic opera. That speaks to the timelessness of Georges Bizet’s work delving into a love triangle between a solder, bullfighter and gypsy woman. Carmen is the kind of opera anyone from purists to neophytes can appreciate, and watching and hearing the collaboration between the Spokane Symphony and Opera Coeur d’Alene as the love story unfolds on stage should be a treat.
Fri, Sept. 22 and Sat, Sept. 23 at 8 pm • $28-$107 • Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox • 1001 W. Sprague • spokanesymphony.org • 624-1200