The “drunk” Carmen!

Posted on Aug 14, 2013 in Carmen, Humour | No Comments
The “drunk” Carmen!

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 […]

BC Catholic article on UBC Carmen

Posted on Jul 27, 2013 in BC Catholic, Carmen | No Comments
BC Catholic article on UBC Carmen

Francesca Corrado featured in article in BC Catholic about our June, 2013 production of Carmen. Follow the link below to view a PDF of the full article below. UBC_Carmen_BC_Catholic

Reviews of our Czech Republic production of Carmen

Posted on Jul 26, 2013 in Carmen, Czech Republic, Reviews | No Comments
Reviews of our Czech Republic production of Carmen

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 […]

Some great photos from our Czech Republic production of Carmen

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 in Carmen, Czech Republic | No Comments
Some great photos from our Czech Republic production of Carmen

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!

Our Ontario Carmen is written up in The Star

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 in Carmen, Westben | No Comments
Our Ontario Carmen is written up in The Star

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 receives opening night review!

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 in Carmen, Opera, Reviews | No Comments
Carmen receives opening night review!

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 now Open!

Posted on Jun 24, 2013 in Carmen, Opera | No Comments
Carmen now Open!

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 […]

Greek Day Festival

Posted on Jun 22, 2013 in Carmen | No Comments
Greek Day Festival

If you’re coming to Carmen on Sunday, June 23, please note that Broadway will be closed between Blenheim and Macdonald for the Greek Day Festival.