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Wed, Sep 18


Odd Fellows Hall

Carmen - The Bad Girl of Opera

Carmen - The Bad Girl of Opera
Carmen - The Bad Girl of Opera

Time & Location

Sep 18, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Odd Fellows Hall, 520 Dana St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

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Carmen is one of the world's most popular operas and a staple of the standard operatic repertoire.

It is a French opera by Georges Bizet  based on a novella. A soldier, Don José, falls passionately in love with a gypsy woman, Carmen, and deserts the army to follow a life of crime for her. When she is unfaithful to him, he murders her. Carmen is the supreme incarnation of the femme fatale. Energetic, resourceful, fatalistic and indomitable, she exudes an aura of sexuality, superstition, and malevolence which exerts a deadly charm on Don José. Their relationship leads to the rejection of his former love, a turn to criminal life and the murder of Carmen. The story is set in Spain, circa 1830.

You will view a production  starring Swedish mezzo Anna Sofie von Otter as the seductress Carmen. In addition you will view bonus features illustrating costumes, music and dance. Attendees will receive a 10-page syllabus  including biographies, sources, commentary, analysis and a synopsis.

September 18 and 25, 1-3 at the Oddfellows

John Frey taught chemistry and engaged in chemical research for 45 years at several universities and is now retired.  He serves on the Board of Directors of OperaSLO, Canzona, and the Lifelong Learners of the Central Coast and is a member of the Rotary Club. He teaches courses on classic movies, opera and musical theater for LLCC and OperaSLO. He has had over 7 decades of singing experience with various choral groups and has performed in the choruses of of the SLO Master Chorale and OperaSLO.

Purchase tickets once, HERE to attend this 2-part series. 

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