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ROHM presents Carmen on Sept 11, 12, 14

ROHM presents Carmen on Sept 11, 12, 14

This compelling function by late 19th century French composer, Georges Bizet returns to ROHM with the original sets that transformed the opera house’s stage from a bustling city scene to a dark hideaway in the mountains and then into a grand stadium and realistic bullring.

With the added enhancement of brilliant new choreography by the renowned Spanish dance organization, Antonio Gadès, Carmen will be performed by the most prestigious theatre in South America, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, total with Orchestra and Choir below the baton of the renowned conductor, Antonello Allemandi.

Capping this extraordinary production, José Cura, a single of the greatest tenors of our time, will carry out as Don José, the naïve soldier who loses his heart to a stunning gypsy, the fiery and capricious Carmen, sung by the charismatic mezzo-soprano, Elena Maximova. José’s mother tries in vain to persuade her son to marry Micaëla, a shy village maiden, a character significantly like the proverbial ‘girl next door’ sung by Anita Hartig. Things fall apart with exploding passions when José loses Carmen to the glamorous toreador, Escamillo, played by George Petean.

Georges Bizet is extensively admired for the ability with which he expresses the feelings and suffering of his characters in musical idiom. Carmen is the composer’s most renowned function, and is praised also for brilliance in melody and harmony, palpable conveyance of atmosphere, and excellent orchestration. The Habanera from Act One and the rousing Toreador Song from Act Two are amongst the most renowned arias in the planet opera repertoire. The most memorable musical components of the opera have entered the public imagination in modern day occasions and numerous tunes from the opera have grow to be right away recognisable.

When Carmen initial seems on stage, she sings the Habanera, which means the dance of Havana, saucily calling out the refrain, L’amour est un oiseau rebelle que nul ne peut apprivoiser, (Love is a rebellious bird that no-a single can tame). The words are fitting for Carmen, a defiantly unconventional character who flits flirtatiously from a single man to yet another, whilst the racy, rollicking music to which she sings paves the way for a rousing opera.

Hoping to impress Carmen, the dashing bullfighter, Escamillo bursts out with a robust, super-masculine, however romantic toast to his fellow bullfighters in the Toreador Song.

Carmen will be presented on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, September 11, 12 and 14 at 7pm. For ticket holders only, an informative pre-efficiency speak will be delivered a single hour prior to each and every efficiency. An Al Mandoos speak will be held on September eight at 7pm and there will be a Coffee and Dates session with the star tenor, José Cura on September 9 at 7pm. Please seek advice from www.rohmuscat.org for additional info and booking.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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