Running for two weekends!

February 10 - 11 & 17 - 18 | Aronoff Center for the Arts

Choreography: Amedeo Amodio

Music: Georges Bizet, performed by the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra

French musician Georges Bizet composed Spanish music for the famous opera and Italian choreographer Amedeo Amodio choreographed a contemporary ballet. The movement incorporates contemporary scenic and costume design, with classical ballet as well as theatrical and modern movement to tell the story of the brash beauty who fiercely guards her independence and the two men obsessed with possessing her. Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra performs the melodic score that is replete with familiar favorites.

Amodio’s world premiere of Carmen at Tulsa Ballet garnered high praise from dance critic James D. Watts, Jr. in the Tulsa World: “Few of these ballets (other versions of Carmen) distil the essence of this story into so dramatic a form as Amodio’s. In fact, this is one of the best – if not the best – presentations of this passionate, tragic story that I've ever seen.”

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Friday, February 10 - 8 pm


Friday, February 17 - 8 pm


Saturday, February 11 - 2 pm


Saturday, February 18 - 8 pm


Saturday, February 11 - 8 pm



Cincinnati Ballet Dancers in rehearsal

BalletMet Columbus shares photos from their recent production of this version of Carmen
Courtesy of BalletMet/Catherine Proctor:

(Center) BalletMet Columbus dancers Jackson Sarver and Adrienne Benz. 

(Left to right) BalletMet Columbus dancers Samantha Lewis,
Emily Gottschall, Marisa Parmenter, Drew Grant,
Adrienne Benz, David Ward and Austin Finley
BalletMet Columbus dancers David Ward
and Adrienne Benz.


Fri. 2/10 & Sat. 2/18 - 8 pm
Sat. 2/11 & Fri. 2/17 - 8 pm
Sat. 2/11 - 2 pm
Maizyalet Velazquez
Gema Diaz
Sarah Hairston
Janessa Touchet
Dawn Kelly
Courtney Connor
Liang Fu
Patric Palkens
James Cunningham
Don Jose
Rodrigo Almarales
Cervilio Amador
Patric Palkens
The Officer
Zack Grubbs
Selahattin Erkan
Stephen Jacobsen

Carmen Production Sponsors

Choreographer Sponsors

Ernst & Young, LLP

Thompson Hine, LLP and Mr. & Mrs. Timothy R. Brown

Performance Host

Gary & Diane West


2015-2016 Season Sponsors