City Ballet of San Diego Presents Elizabeth Wistrich's Carmen
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The energy and skill of the performers made this a memorable event to attend. The production, while not lavish, was enjoyable and well done. The performers were well trained and Carmen's role was magnificently rendered. We loved it.
Carmen, choreographed by Elizabeth Wistrich in 1988, is a condensed version based on Bizet’s famous opera of the same name. The ballet is set in Spain in 1820. Carmen, a beautiful and sultry girl working in a cigarette factory, gets into a fight with another girl and is arrested by a sergeant, Don José, who finds himself attracted to her. Besotted by Carmen, he leaves his orderly life behind to join her smuggler band, only to be overcome by jealousy as she soon tires of him and takes up with the famous toreador, Escamillo. Hunted by soldiers as a fugitive, Don José pleads with Carmen to come back to him, but she refuses, and he stabs her in a jealous rage. Opulent sets are courtesy of Stivanello of New York and the colorful costumes were designed and created by world-renown designer David Heuvel.
Enigma __**was created by Elizabeth Wistrich in 2000 to music by Enigma and she received a Tommy Award for its brilliant choreography that same year. The ballet is a contemporary ballet enhanced with exciting multi-media effects that fills the stage provided by videographer Peter Oliver. Costumes were designed and created by David Heuvel.