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  Carmen at The Den Theatre


The Den Theatre
1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Chicago

First performed on March 3, 1875 at Opera Comique in Paris, France, Carmen tells the story of Don Jose, an unstable young corporal, flees his hometown to begin life anew in a small factory town. Carmen, a gypsy, seduces Don Jose and trouble ensues. Don Jose consequently goes on a rampage and kills Carmen's various lovers and finally Carmen herself. In this production, CUBE Ensemble utilizes Viewpoints and takes inspiration from Brecht, modern Gypsy culture, and integration of the classic opera with modern music practice. The opera is performed almost entirely in French.

Presented by CUBE Ensemble

Thru - Apr 13, 2014

Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-697-3830

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ChicagoCritic - Recommended

"...This 90 minute adaptation contains both of the famous arias: the haunting Habanera and the well-know march: the toreador song. While the piano could play a tad softer, Camilo Rasquin, as Don Jose and Hope Littwin, as Carmen need to sing louder and project stronger so they are not being drowned out by a piano in The Denís small space. But Allison Cook , as Garcia (and others) and Brad Jungwirth, as Escamillo belted with vigor and intensity. Rasquin and Littwin would sound fine if they can be heard."
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Tom Williams

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