A few years ago, I saw the Royal Winnipeg Ballet do a version of French composer Georges Bizet’s famous opera at Conexus Arts Centre. It was pretty fiery and spectacular.

Today at 2 p.m., the RPL Theatre is showing the traditional opera about the tragic love triangle between the beautiful gypsy Carmen and her suitors the solider Jose and toreador Escamillo. The performance is by London’s Royal Opera, and it’s a digital broadcast. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors & students.

To give you a sense of what to expect here’s video of the opening aria (Habanera) from a December production at the Royal Opera House:

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