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ZOOM: Arizona Opera Winter Series with Dr. Miriam Schildkret

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Join Dr. Miriam Schildkret, PN1 for a three-part lecture series previewing Arizona Opera’s productions of Carmen, A Little Night Music, and Così fan tutte.

To kick of the season our first preview is about one of the most famous seductresses of all time- Carmen. Set in Seville around the year 1830, this opera deals with the love and jealousy of Don José, who is lured away from his duty as a soldier by the gypsy factory-girl Carmen. He is later persuaded to join the smugglers with whom Carmen is associated, but is driven wild by jealousy. This comes to a head when Carmen makes clear her preference for the bull- fighter Escamillo. The last act, outside the bull-ring in Seville, brings Escamillo to the arena, accompanied by Carmen, there stabbed to death by Don José, who has been awaiting her arrival. The thrilling score by French composer Georges Bizet includes some of the most popular and recognizable music in all of opera, including The Habanera and The Toreador Song.