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.
Carmen: A Preview
January 12, 2022 @ 1:00pm
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.
A Little Night Music: A Preview
February 9, 2022 @ 1:00pm
Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film, Smiles of a Summer Night, A Little Night Music focuses on a deliciously tangled web of affairs, all ripe with the possibility of new love and second chances. A comedy of manners with rapturous music, it is moving, witty, heartbreaking, and—most of all—a celebration of love.
Così fan tutte: A Preview
March 9, 2022 @ 1:00pm
Così tells the story of two sisters who are falsely led to believe that their fiancés have been called to war. In truth, their lovers were only out to test their fidelity, so they return home—in disguise—to seek the truth. Among the delightful cast of characters in this Mozart classic are Despina, the nosy maid, and Don Alfonso, a philosopher who is actually behind the scenes pulling the strings and making it all happen.
Exclusive 20% ticket discount is being offered to attend the Arizona Opera shows discussed in series. Participants can use promo code: JFCS20 online here: https://tickets.azopera.org/events?k=phoenix_single