JANUARY 27 TO FEBRUARY 27 No one can dispute the enduring success of composer Georges Bizet’s final work, Carmen, perhaps the best-loved of all 19th-century operas. Set in Seville, Spain, this dramatic revival by the Canadian Opera Company tells of the rich culture of the gypsies and packs a plot riddled with sexual desire, moral ambiguity and a shocking finale. This passionate tale of obsession and love gone awry is sure to entertain. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, $68 to $321; call 416-363-8231 or navigate here for times and tickets.
BONUS! On select weekdays, starting at noon, attend one-hour free performances in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, located within the Four Seasons Centre. The special program features concerts and dance recitals by established and up-and-coming artists.