Originally created for the director Peter Brooks, La tragédie de Carmen will be the first part of this double bill production. It is a one-act version of Bizet’s beloved story of a young Spanish girl who believes in liberty and ultimate freedom despite knowing that it will lead to her doom. Contant has maintained Bizet’s cherished arias such as Carmen’s "Habañera," Don Jose’s “La fleur que tu m’avais jetée,” Escamillo’s “Votre toast,” and Micaëla’s “Je dis.” The second half of the evening features the tragic Greek myth of Orpheus, a widower who travels to Hades to retrieve the shade of his dear wife Eurydice only to lose her again in this one-act version of Gluck’s Orphée et Euridice. Both operas will be sung in French with English supertitles.
Performances are May 24 & 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall, with a pre-show lecture in Lindsay Recital Hall one hour before curtain.
Tickets are $10 for all audiences and are available for advance purchase from the College of Music Box Office (645-7949) or on the night of show in the lobby of Opperman Music Hall one hour prior to curtain.
Saturday, May 25 at 7:30pm