Added: Monday, January 18th
Join Maestro Meena for this edition of Overtures and get an insiders look into Bizets dramatic masterpiece, Carmen, starring Denyce Graves in her signature role as the beguiling gypsy with a a fiery temper.
Carmen is a cigarette-factory girl who is nonetheless mistress of her life. She loves where, when and whom she wills, but intuitively believes she is powerless over destiny. Don José, an army corporal, begins his fall from decency when he succumbs to Carmens seduction. Escamillo, the toreador idol of the masses, is more evenly matched to Carmen's wiles. He, unlike Don José, knows that loving Carmen is ultimately dangerous. A classic story of fatal attractions set to unforgettable music.
Denyce Graves, together with Carl Tanner as Don Jose, Kristopher Irmiter as Escamillio, and Anne-Carolyn Bird as Micaela. Get swept away in the Passion & Pathos of Opera Carolina's Carmen, live! March 13, 14, 18 & 20, 2010 at the Belk Theater, Charlotte, North Carolina.