‘Carmen’ Comes early to Vallarta

By David Rohde

On Saturday, November 1, Puerto Vallarta will be treated to another treat from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The Met in HD series will simulcast Bizet´s “Carmen” with a staging by Richard Eyre. The broadcast starts at 11:00 a.m. This is due to the time change in Mexico that does not go into effect until after the performance in the U.S.
A pre- opera lecture will be given by Vallarta Lifestyles´ editor, Paco Ojeda, at 10 a.m.
“Carmen” is one of the most popular operas in the repertoire and one that also possesses some of the most popular melodies in classical music.
The mezzo soprano, Anita Rachvelishvili, from the country of Georgia will be the Carmen.
The NY Times said that “her blooming voice blazes when she leans on it at the top and bottom”.
The Latin Post writes that “She brought her customary lush voice to the role of the gypsy.
It´s hard to find a better singer who possesses all the qualities needed for Carmen. Not only does she have the correct voice, but also the acting abilities and the fire for the role.
The mezzo was in top form, she sang with power and it was almost impossible to take your eyes off her”.
Join a growing number of Vallartans who are taking advantage of what these simulcasts offer. The opera is SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH and there are behind-the-scenes interviews with cast, conductor and others who help to bring these works to us.

Presents Carmen at the Met in HD
Saturday November 1st 11am
Join Paco Ojeda at 10am for a preview lecture on Carmen

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