March 26-April 28 – Learn all about opera’s favorite femme fatale with Cincinnati Opera Managing Director Chris Milligan

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Opera invites you to learn about one of the most popular stage works in the world – Bizet’s Carmen. With its bounty of well-known melodies, vivid characterizations, and a glimpse of life in 19th-century Seville, Carmen is one of opera’s true blockbusters. Cincinnati Opera Managing Director Chris Milligan shares the story of how Carmen came to be, why it continues to enchant today, and what will make Cincinnati Opera’s production this summer a must-see. 


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Bullfighting and Bravos: Bizet’s Carmen

Event Schedule 

Mayerson JCC

When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Tickets: Free, but reservations are required. Visit to reserve. 

Campbell County Public Library – Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch

When: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: 1000 Highland Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY 41075

Tickets: Free, but reservations are required. Visit to reserve. 

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: 3711 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Tickets: Free, but reservations are required. To reserve, email  

Mercantile Library

When: Monday, April 28, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

Where: 414 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Tickets: Free for members of the Mercantile Library; $5 general public. Reservations are requested; to reserve, call (513) 621-0717 or email Cincinnati Opera’s 2014 Summer Festival will take place June 12 through July 27, featuring Georges Bizet’s Carmen, Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Silent Night, Francesco Cavalli’s La Calisto, and Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly.The season will open with Opera in the Park, a free community concert in Washington Park, on June 8. Cincinnati Opera’s 2014 Season Presenting Sponsor is PNC. The 2014 season is also made possible with support from ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, and many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations.  


Press release via Ashley Tongret, Director of Public Relations