Carmen http://wrti.org en The Met Opera: Bizet's CARMEN, Feb. 23 at 12:30 pm http://wrti.org/post/met-opera-bizets-carmen-feb-23-1230-pm <p>The Metropolitan Opera's hit production of Georges Bizet's <em>Carmen </em>stars Anita Rachvelishvili, who made a sensational Met debut in the title role in 2010. "With her smoldering, earthy sexuality, she is ideal for the role" of the sultry gypsy (New York Times).</p><p>Nikolai Schukoff sings Don José, the soldier whose doomed love for Carmen destroys them both. Ekaterina Scherbachenko is the loyal Micaëla and Dwayne Croft sings the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo. Michele Mariotti conducts.<strong> Saturday, February 23, *12:30 to 5 pm (note early start time).</strong></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:20:07 +0000 WRTI Staff 5177 at http://wrti.org The Met Opera: Bizet's CARMEN, Feb. 23 at 12:30 pm San Francisco Opera: Bizet's CARMEN, September 1st at 1 pm http://wrti.org/post/san-francisco-opera-bizets-carmen-september-1st-1-pm <p>Who is Carmen? She's thrilling and dangerous, captivating and capricious, and one of the most vivid characters in all of opera. The bold femme fatale is sung by soprano Anita Rachvelishvili who “brought an ample, earthy voice and sensual lyricism to her performance, winning a hearty ovation” (<em>The New York Times</em>). Tenor Thiago Arancam sings Don José, the man who unwisely falls under Carmen's spell. <span style="font-family:Arial;color:black">Niccola Luisotti </span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: black;">conducts. Sat, 01 Sep 2012 13:10:35 +0000 WRTI Staff 4354 at http://wrti.org San Francisco Opera: Bizet's CARMEN, September 1st at 1 pm CARMEN at Academy of Music and Independence Mall--Penn Museum's IMAGINE AFRICA--Zaha Hadid at PMA http://wrti.org/post/carmen-academy-music-and-independence-mall-penn-museums-imagine-africa-zaha-hadid-pma <p>David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the Opera Company of Philadelphia's season-opening performance of Bizet's <i>Carmen</i>. A full house is expected at the Academy of Music with thousands witnessing the performance in a live simulcast on Independence Mall.</p> <p>Jim Cotter takes us to the Penn Museum for an innovative new exhibition. The look and content of <i>Imagine Africa</i> will evolve over the coming year through visitor and local community feedback.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at a new exhibition of the product designs of one of the world's leading architects, Zaha Hadid, now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.</p> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:09:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 2614 at http://wrti.org CARMEN at Academy of Music and Independence Mall--Penn Museum's IMAGINE AFRICA--Zaha Hadid at PMA