Past Event

Nov 10—22, 2015 | 8:00 pm

uCarmen and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Isango Ensemble / South Africa

“Isango is a troupe with an exhilarating ethos that highlights vocal prowess, physical panache and passion for lyrical transpositions of the classics.”

— The Washington Post
After the nonstop joy parade that was last season’s The Magic Flute, the world-renowned South African Isango Ensemble returns to Boston with two new reimagined operas: uCarmen and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Based on the famous opera, uCarmen transports us to a modern South African township to follow the story of Carmen, a strong, independent woman who will not be tamed. Meanwhile, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is completely faithful to the spirit of the original work and must be counted as one of the most successful operatic adaptations ever of a Shakespeare play — a work with spellbinding atmosphere that inhibits a truly unique, dreamlike world.

Known around the globe for their commitment to creating work that reflects and unites a diverse South African nation, Isango’s productions speak across racial, economic and political divides through an experience that can only be described as “pure Isango.” Join us in welcoming this extraordinary company back to Boston, and revel in what it means to have music in your heart and soul.



Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116


Nov 10, 2015 - Nov 22, 2015 | 8:00 pm


1 hour, 40 minutes

All ages

ArtsEmerson presents an Isango Ensemble – Opera Comique, Paris Production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and uCarmen with special thanks to South African Airways.