Operas are typically performed in their original language with Italian
subtitles. Get the full story before the opera! Select Italy offers a variety of libretti in
English to complement your opera tickets.
Dress nicely for Italian musical events. You may be turned away if you are
dressed too casually. Opening night opera performances require a full dark suit for men, an
elegant dress for ladies.
Operas, ballets and concerts can run anywhere from 1.5 to 3+ hours.
Consider your evening transportation options for returning to your hotel. Some trains or
public transportation may not be available after 10:30 pm.
Some theaters may be equipped for those with disabilities. Please contact
Select Italy for further details.
The soldier Don Jose, the toreador Escamillo on one side and two women, the exciting Carmen and Micaela on the other. Don Jose helps Carmen to escape from prison but ends up getting deeper into trouble, not least because Escamillo is head-over-heels in love with Carmen too. Presented by four singers.