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Opera “Carmen” this Saturday at the Marina Casa de Campo

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carmen_met1The Metropolitan Opera, the largest classical music association in North America, with it’s program “Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD” invites you to continue enjoying this series with “Carmen” a musical composition by Georges Bizet, showing this Saturday November 8th, here in the Marina Casa de Campo!

Just like “Le Nozze di Figaro”, Bizet’s “Carmen” is an example of opéra comique (comic opera) and dates back to 1875.

carmen_met2This Saturday “Carmen” will be premiered, in the Marina Casa de Campo movie theater. It is an opera in four acts and the libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. The opera was based on a novel of the same title by Prosper Mérimée.

The music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed for its brilliance of melody, harmony, atmosphere and orchestration, and for the skill with which Bizet musically represented the emotions and suffering of his characters. It was originally composed with dialogue between the musical numbers but, after Bizet’s death, many have modified this opera, for example, reciting the lines instead of using dialogue.

Here we bring you the trailer for Carmen:

MET Opera, Encore Transmission: Carmen

Where: Caribbean Cinemas, Marina Casa de Campo

Price: RD$900 per person

When: Saturday November 8th, 3pm

Contact: Office (809)-688-8710 / Cinema (809)-523-2351 or (809)-523-2375

MET Opera, Encore Transmission schedule:

  • Carmen – Bizet
    When: Saturday, November 8th
    Time: 3:30 pm
  • Il Barbiere di Siviglia – Rossini
    When: Saturday, November 29th
    Time: 3:30 pm
  • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Wagner
    When: Saturday, December 20th
    Time: 3:30 pm
  • The Merry Widow – Lehár
    When: Saturday, January 24th
    Time: 3:30 pm
  • Les Contes d’Hoffmann – Offenbach
    When: Saturday, February 7th
    Time: 3:30 pm
  • Iolanta / Bluebeard’s Castle – Tchaikovski / Bartók
    When: Saturday, February 21st
    Time: 3:30 pm
  • La Donna del Lago – Rossini
    When: Saturday, March 21st
    Time: 3:30 pm
  • Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci – Mascagni / Leoncavallo
    When: Saturday, May 2nd
    Time: 3:30 pm

Meanwhile for those of you in Santo Domingo, this is the schedule of live and encore transmissions being screened at the Caribbean Cinemas in Acropolis mall:

MET Acropolis

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