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Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101
619-235-9500
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City Ballet's "Carmen"
10 ratings
4.8 average rating
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8 events
4 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

Really enjoyed this special "2 for 1" event. The opening dances to ENIGMA had great choreography. Dances needed to be more "in sync" though.

The ballet was very well done - costumes, music and dancing - great entertainment. The seats were...continued

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33 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

This was a great ballet. I've seen the opera, so knew the storyline, but the dancers, the energy and the set were all fantastically done.

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23 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

Excellent evening of high quality performance as well as stimulating, satisfying choreography. I enjoyed having this kind of program with innovation married with superb dancing abilities.

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Description

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.  

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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.