Carmen in Shanghai
Shanghai OperaHouse will present Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen. The heroine Carmen, a fiery and seductive gypsy woman, will be played by Aurhelia Varak on Feb 26 and by Liu Ying on Feb 27. An opera with music acclaimed for brilliant melodies, great harmonies and skillful musical interpretations of the characters, Carmen depicts the downfall of Don Jose, a naive soldier who falls in love with Carmen and loses her love to another man. In a jealous rage, Jose kills Carmen onstage. Lin Yousheng will conduct the Shanghai OperaHouse Orchestra. 7:15 pm, Feb 26 and 27. Shanghai Grand Theater, 300 Renmin Lu (Avenue), Shanghai. 400-106-8686.