$20 to See “Carmen” the Musical Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall on Saturday, May 18 (Up to $42.50 Value)

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Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal to see the Worcester Chorus perform Carmen the Musical presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall. For $20, you get one adult ticket for best available seating on Saturday, May 18, at 8 p.m. (up to a $42.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Carmen the Musical

On the streets of Seville, naïve soldier Don José falls under the spell of the gypsy Carmen. After forsaking his children, his sweetheart, and his military duties, he still loses his newfound flame to Escamillo, a dashing bullfighter. Spurred into a jealous rage, Don José seeks revenge in violence, leading to a climactic end. Throughout Carmen, operatic classics carry the narrative, including the instantly recognizable "Habanera," which rises and falls as it laments love's fleeting nature. Other showstoppers include the triumphant, horn- and flute-filled "Les Toreadors," which opens the show with the energy of a toddler on a pure-sugar diet.

The 120-member Worcester Chorus, joined by the Worcester Children’s Chorus and guest soloists, sings an abridged, English-language version of Bizet’s masterpiece. This concert version focuses solely on the music, serving as an accessible, all-ages introduction to the 19th-century drama. Before the show, at 7 p.m., a pre-concert talk led by opera expert Steven Ledbetter dives into the little-known facts of Bizet and his classic story to enrich audience understanding.

Though this merchant sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

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    Mechanics Hall

    321 Main St.

    Worcester, Massachusetts 01608

    508-754-3231

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The Worcester Chorus and Worcester Children's Chorus create an accessible, abridged, English concert version of Bizet's Carmen

The Fine Print

Expires May 18th, 2013. Limit 10 per person. Reservation required. Redeem starting 5/18 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Mechanics Hall. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem via email together to sit together. Discount reflects Music Worcester's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 90 minutes before showtime. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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