Don Jose is a soldier in Seville who has a problem — a problem named Carmen. The gypsy woman lives freely and loves even more freely, refusing to be tied down to anyone or anything. Unable to resist Carmen's wiles despite the affection of peasant girl Micaëla, Jose ends up in prison for dereliction of duty. Even this is not enough to cool his desire for Carmen, who convinces him to run away with her to the mountains to live and love. Theirs is a relationship based on passion, and that fades soon enough — what will Jose do when Carmen's eye wanders? Georges Bizet's opera Carmen
is full of wild emotions and fiery flamenco rhythms that engage the audience as surely as the tragic story. The Met Opera production of the story is simulcast to theaters nationwide at 11:55 a.m. Saturday, February 1, and then rebroadcast at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, at the AMC Esquire 7 (6706 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights; www.fathomevents.com
). Tickets are $19.64 to $26.19.