A ballerina's graceful balance is inspiring to aspiring dancers, captivating to houses of cards, and vexing to bulldozers razing cliffside condor habitats. Dwell on adroit appendages with today's Groupon to the Orlando Ballet’s production of Carmen at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. Choose from two seating sections and three show dates:
- For $19, you get a section-A2 balcony seat on April 15 at 8 p.m., April 16 at 8 p.m., or April 17 at 2 p.m. (a $37 value).
- For $14, you get a section-B balcony seat on April 15 at 8 p.m., April 16 at 8 p.m., or April 17 at 2 p.m. (a $27 value).
For more than three decades, the Orlando Ballet has infused the stage with a mixed repertoire of graceful classical ballet and fiery contemporary programs. Brimming with some of opera’s most recognizable compositions, Carmen is a staple in the repertoire of lyrical literature. Spectators will gasp and gawk as Carmen’s seduction and betrayal of the soldierly Don José dramatically unfolds on stage in a spectacle of bombastic dancing. Jealousy, rage, and quantum mechanics propel this epic plot toward a gripping finale. Artistic director Robert Hill infuses modern twists into this 165-year-old opera, including electronic-tinged music, sensual dance routines, and a minimalist set that eschews the traditional invocations of old-world Spain for an intimate ambiance.