Pacific Opera Project presents a "POP-Up" production of the world's most popular opera, George Bizet's Carmen
. Pop-Ups are rehearsed and staged in about a week's time, and with a cast and chorus of more than 20 singers and dancers, this is the company's largest to date. Filled with passion, jealousy and drama, the fiery opera tells the story of a beautiful but hot-tempered Spanish gypsy girl who seduces a corporal named Don José. The naive young man gives up everything for her, leaving his former love, rebelling against his superiors and joining a gang of smugglers. When Carmen tires of him and moves on to the bullfighter Escamillo, Don José is driven by his betrayal and jealousy to violent revenge. Sex, murder, love, thievery, dancing, guns, knives, drinking, smuggling, girl-fights, boy-fights and bull-fights -- this opera has it all, along with some of the most exciting music ever written. With food and wine available for purchase, you'll feel like you're at a party where an opera happens to be taking place!