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ARTour to Charlotte for Opera Carolina's 'Carmen'

January 21, 2010

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ARTour to Charlotte for Opera Carolina's 'Carmen'

The Arts Council's ARTours Program travels to the Belk Theater in Charlotte Sunday, March 14, for a 2 p.m. performance of Opera Carolina's "Carmen."

Bizet's dramatic masterpiece combines powerful characterizations with a resoundingly rich, evocative score. The Opera Carolina production features Denyce Graves in the title role.

Carmen, the beguiling gypsy with a fiery temper, is a factory girl in control of her life. She loves where, when and whom she wills, but believes she is powerless over destiny. Don Jose, an army corporal, begins his fall from decency when he succumbs to Carmen's seduction. Escamillo, the toreador idol of the masses, is more evenly matched to Carmen's wiles. He, unlike Don Jose, knows that loving Carmen is ultimately dangerous.

The cost of the ARTour is $142 for Arts Council members and $162 for nonmembers and includes the price of the concert ticket, round-trip bus transportation, driver gratuity and beverages served en route.

Participants are encouraged to bring a snack for lunch.

For more information, call (910) 692-4356.

To read the original article, visit the The Pilot.