World premiere choreography by Artistic Director Angel Corella

Carmen brings us bullfights, bandits, and lovers, whose passion burns as bright as the sun in southern Spain. Artistic Director Angel Corella’s captivating and innovative choreography combines traditional Spanish dance and classical ballet to tell this tragic story set to Bizet’s indelible music. 

This production of Carmen is intended for mature audiences. Parental discretion is advised.

Performance Runtime:

1 hour 15 minutes, including 20 minute intermission

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Angel Corella

Angel Corella is regarded as one of the finest dancers of his generation. His talent, passion, and technique have brought him worldwide acclaim and established him as one of the most recognizable names in dance. Angel was appointed Artistic Director of Philadelphia Ballet, formerly Pennsylvania Ballet, beginning with the 2014/2015 season.

Philadelphia Ballet gratefully acknowledge the following supporters of Carmen:

Terry and Ray Bentley

Judith M. Hoffman

Tom and Laura Woodward

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