La Tragedie de Carmen

Scenic design and stage direction for OperaDelaware, 2015

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 Peter Brook’s intensification of the opera was my first chance to both direct and design for OperaDelaware. 

    Four singers, two actors, a plot that sizzles, and a set that moves fast enough to keep up with the action.

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A street in Seville to open the show.

Carmen gets all the way to a cell before Jose frees her.

Lilas Pastia's tavern.

Carmen has a Gypsy husband in the mountains, whom Jose has to kill. 

EscaEscamillo prays before the corrida...millo

...but doesn't survive it.

Outside the bullring.

Carmen goes back to the mountains for her death.

Photos by Mark Garvin for OperaDelaware

May 17, 2015 at the Laird Arts Center, The Tatnall School

Carmen attacks Micaela. No, this is not the opera plot!