BATH – Comedienne Julie Goell will perform her “Opening Night Carmen” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at The Chocolate Church Arts Center.

In it, Goell combines physical comedy with a superb mezzo-soprano voice in this romp through the world of classical opera.

The premise is that the bathroom matron of the Royal Opera takes the stage, producing her own zany version of “Carmen” using mops, brooms and a double bass.

It’s directed by Mark Ross, who co-wrote this one-woman show with Goell. “Opening Night Carmen” launches something of a new genre, “mopera.”

Goell’s show was a hit at last year’s Festival Des Pallasses in Andorra, was featured at Artists of Tomorrow in New York and will appear at the Puppet Showplace in Boston.

For more information about The Chocolate Church Arts Center, people can visit the Web site, chocolatechurcharts.org.

The arts center is at 798 Washington St.

Tickets are $5 for children, $12 in advance, $14 at the door, members and senior will receive a $2 discount on adult tickets. Tickets can be obtained by calling The Chocolate Church Arts Center at 442-8455.


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