'Carmen' Part of Weeklong Song Festival

Arizona Opera will perform Georges Bizet’s popular opera “Carmen” at the Tucson Music Hall this weekend. The production is staged against the late 1930s backdrop of the Spanish Civil War, featuring a Gypsy beauty who seduces a soldier and then abandons him to tragic consequences.

"Carmen" is part of the 2016 Tucson Desert Song Festival, which continues through next weekend. Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday performances are available online.