This certainly never occurred during OUR production of Carmen (either in Vancouver or the Czech Republic)! The stalwart, respected tenor Alexei Steblianko went toe-to-toe with a visibly swaying Dragana Jugović del Monaco. Steblianko looks like he knows he’s in trouble but sees it through like a good professional. As for his leading lady, well, you […]
Thank you to Milena Janda for summarizing these Czech reviews. Sensual Francesca Corrado and captivating Weilong Tao It would be difficult to compete with the recent performances of Carmen in Teplice. The velvety mezzo-soprano of Francesca Corrado representing the fiery and untamable heroine and Tao’s love-torn and finally defeated and suffering Don Jose were both […]
Here are some pictures of the production of Carmen we’re performing in the Czech Republic, taken by the UBC Opera Ensemble performers themselves! Follow this link to view more photos!
After a recent rehearsal of Carmen, the T‑shirt-clad UBC singers played volleyball in the meadow. “I love the country, everything, including the barns,” says Francesca Corrado, who plays the provocative gypsy with a thing for matadors. She often visited her grandfather in rural Italy as a child and says Campbellford reminds her of those happy days. […]
Carmen by Georges Bizet, libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy Dates and Venue 22–30 June @ 7.30 pm | Old Auditorium, UBC Reviewer Elizabeth Paterson UBC Opera closed their season with a lively and dramatic Carmen. Leslie Dala conducted a reduced orchestra which sounded a little thin at first but soon resolved into fine support for young voices […]
Carmen by Georges Bizet In French with English surtitles™ Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy Nancy Hermiston Director Leslie Dala Conductor Set in nineteenth-century Seville, Spain, Georges Bizet’s Carmen tells the story of a seductive gypsy and her tragic love affair with the vulnerable Corporal, Don José. Carmen shocked its earliest audiences, but has since proven to be a masterpiece […]