May 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Grade Level: All Ages
Cost: $12 Student Tickets, $15 Adult Chaperone Tickets*

Sung in French, with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat and English
subtitles projected above the stage.

Join us for Bizet’s famous drama, Carmen, filled with some of opera’s most iconic melodies— including Carmen’s “Habanera” and the rousing Toreador Song. Not a soul can resist Carmen’s charm, not even the naïve Don Jose. But when she leaves him for a charismatic bullfighter, Don Jose’s infatuation turns obsessive. What fate, or choice, waits for the woman no one can tame? True to the lure of classic Spain, Carmen will provide an unforgettable opera experience. (The abridged Student Matinee performance is approximately 120 minutes and features content appropriate for student audiences.)

Performed live in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, featuring the 2021-22 Opera Colorado Artists in Residence and the Opera Colorado Orchestra and Chorus.

PLUS: Join us after the performance for an interactive talk-back with the cast and crew!

Contact  or call 303.778.7350 to reserve Student Matinee tickets.

Tell me more…

  • A morning performance tailored for students
  • Thoughtfully abridged so students can experience the whole story in under two hours
  • The curtain stays up so students can see what goes into changing sets between acts

*One supervising teacher (admitted free of charge) per ten students. Opera Colorado reserves the right to limit the number of additional adults in excess of this ratio.

The Carmen Student Matinee is sponsored by Genesee Mountain Foundation.

Genesee Mountain Foundation


Did you know that Opera Colorado offers partial scholarships for ANY of our educational programs? Scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis. To apply, please fill out and return the appropriate application:

School Scholarships   Community Scholarships

If you have questions, please contact or call 303.778.7350.