“The Philosophers Corner” Message Board › Dear members: A night dedicated to art. Opera under the stars.
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Dear members a night out to relaxed and enjoy one of the most beautiful operas.
Dear all, come and join us at The Domain, we will be there from 5pm with the "Legendary Meet Up Flag" will be waving on the ground. It will be easy to locate our group, not philosophical discussions just Aesthetics that branch of Philosophy that deals with arts.
Bring your own champagne or beer and snacks.
The beautiful music and well know songs are guaranteed and I am sure that many will be choiring Bizet’s music and songs.
On Saturday 29 January 2011 Opera Australia presents Bizet’s Carmen as the 2011 Mazda Opera in the Domain. It features some of the most beautiful and recogniseable moments in music, together with the famous dance, the ‘Seguidilla’.
Carmen is a gypsy who works in a cigarette factory. She’s wild, seductive, irresistible, and always at the centre of any trouble. When a fight breaks out at the factory she is arrested and put under the guard of one Don José, a soldier. He’s a good man at heart but he doesn’t stand a chance against the feminine wiles of Carmen. She seduces him into letting her go, then takes him with her to join her gang of gypsy bandits. Meanwhile, the great Escamillo, a victorious bullfighter, also lays claim to Carmen. Don José is jealous, Carmen is fatalistic, hearts are broken and it all ends…well… in true tragic opera style amidst a flurry of passion, lust and longing.
Carmen is Spanish for trouble. Israeli-born mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham comes to the Sydney Opera House to fight with Teddy Tahu Rhodes as the bullfighter Escamillo. You can buy tickets to see this titanic match fully staged in the controlled environment of the Sydney Opera House, or pack a picnic and hear it free, semi-staged in the Domain on 29 January.
Saturday 29 January 2011
The Domain, Art Gallery Road
Duration: 2 hours & 50 minutes including a 20-minute interval
We will be there taking positions from 5pm.
JES (Organiser of this meet up)
Edited by Alec on Jan 14, 2011 3:15 PM