Captivating Carmen (src)


Price for Members: Free
Price for Non-Members: $5
Residents of Stoneridge Creek: Free
Date/Time: Saturday, October 20*, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Diane Mauch, M. Mus., U of Michigan, director of education, Florida Grand Opera
Location: Stoneridge Creek
* Please Note – this is a date change from the original publication!



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The captivating Carmen, one of the most vivid characters in opera, is a name intimately associated with the concept of the femme fatale. Georges Bizet’s opera built around her allure premiered in Paris in 1875. His fame and her flame both still blaze after nearly a century and half. The music of Carmen offers a parade of ‘hit’ tunes, including Habanera, Seguidilla, and the Toreador Song. Musicologists refer to the final act as “the single most dramatic and extraordinary act in all opera.” Ms. Mauch invites us to meet, or meet again, the exciting characters that people this French masterpiece: Carmen herself, of course, Don Jose, Escamillo, and the Gypsy band. Dust off those opera glasses!

This lecture will take place at Stoneridge Creek, 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Event Details

Date: 2018-10-20

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:00 p.m.

Venue: Stoneridge Creek Senior Residence

Directions: Stoneridge Creek Senior Residence 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, 94588

Phone: 925-227-6810