Friday, December 2, 2011
Carmen at the San Francisco Opera!
Carmen: Anita Rachvelishvili/Kendall Gladen
Don Jose: Thiago Arancam
Micaela: Sara Gartland
Escamillo: Paulo Szot
Thiago Arancam sang Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac two seasons ago.
Sara Gartland sang Barbarina one season ago in The Marriage of Figaro.
Bizet's charming opera was rejected when he first exposed it to the crowd. Why? That is the first question that comes to mind. Well, because the main character is a gypsy woman who smokes a cigarette. Now you would hink: What in the world? What is so bad about that?
Well, for that time, a gypsy woman smoking a cigarette was considered a very big shame and was not appropriate to make that
your main character. He died shortly after his opera was rejected. Surprisingly, people began looking at his opera in a different way after the composer died.
Also you can go to http://www.seattleoperablog.com/p/carmen-on-facebook.html. The story of Carmen. If Carme were on Facebook. For Don Jose, they have a picture if Franco Corelli!
http://sfopera.com/Season-Tickets/Frederica-von-Stade.aspx You can go here and see Fredrica Von Stade and her San Francisco tickets.
Written By: Rubina H.