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    Bizet’s “Carmen”

    May 19@7:00 pm

    In connection with the MayX “Opera Overload: NYC” course, we present a recorded performance of Georges Bizet’s “Carmen”, a beloved fixture of the opera repertoire. The performance will be preceded by a short presentation by students enrolled in the course. We plan to include one intermission (between Acts II and III), that will be catered – mimicking the experience of attending an opera live.

    The recording is of a work widely recognized as one of the most-performed operas of the repertoire. There will be introductory remarks by students enrolled in an academic course related to the topic (the presentation will be part of their work for the course and supervised by faculty). The performers in the recorded performance are of the highest international standard, performing at the Metropolitan Opera.

    Elements of the plot are serious – including seduction, infidelity, and (in the final scene) murder, but no more so than many other operas of the late 19th Century. (It was somewhat scandalous at the time, however, given that the first performance took place at the Opéra Comique, which was not usually the venue for such topics!).
    The film will be from the Metropolitan Opera’s HD Live broadcast from January 2010, featuring a star-studded cast with Elina Garanca as Carmen and Roberto Alagna as Don José.

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    Sponsor: Christopher Hutton & Hugh Floyd

    Furman University is committed to maintaining and strengthening an environment that is accessible and inclusive for all members of our community. We want to ensure that everyone can access and enjoy these activities. If you need any accommodations in order to fully participate, please contact the event sponsor to request them. Requests must be received at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled date of the event or activity.

    Venue

    Daniel Recital Hall
    580 East Main Street
    Spartanburg, SC United States
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