New Meetup: Opera In The Park

From: Tim
Sent on: Thursday, May 7, 2009 1:19 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Amsterdam Museum Meetup Group!

What: Opera In The Park

When: June 25,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Every year hundreds of opera lovers head for the Amsterdam City Park ?Oosterpark? when a giant video screen is put in place for a live broadcast of an opera performance from the nearby venue Muziektheater. And if it?s a sultry summer evening, it?s also a great opportunity for a lovely picknick with wine and tapas or just a baguette and wonderfully smelly cheeses?

This year they?re staging Bizet?s Carmen.

The rough-and-tumble world of hardened, saucy gypsy girls, macho soldiers and bullfighters has long fascinated audiences, making Carmen one of opera?s all-time successes. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra ? ranked as top of the world?s symphony orchestras by the venerable British publication Gramophone ? will be conducted by Marc Albrecht. In September 2008, he made a fantastic debut while conducting Die Frau ohne Schatten. In a scenic concept by Robert Carsen, the set is formed by an arena with a grandstand, drawing a parallel between the bullfight ? which is supposed to conclude with the killing of the bull ? and Carmen?s dramatic end. The young Bulgarian mezzo Nadia Krasteva makes her Dutch debut in the title role.

NOTE:

? I will probably turn this into a crossover event and organize it together with the Amsterdam Area Multi Group. So I am setting a maximum of twenty participants on our side.
? There is no entrance fee, but I am gonna ask you to bring your own wine and food. I am not sure how I am gonna organize this yet, but if you reply yes (this time you can?t say maybe?), you may get a ?wine or food or cutlery bringing task? from me in due time, otherwise we may all end up bringing the same thing. Thus, unannounced party crashing is a no-no, unless, of course, you want to bring a crate of beer. -;)
? There is no picknick if it rains. But you probably figured that out yourself.
? Hngh? It?s not a REAL museum meetup? Gee, read my lips: I don?t care.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/amsterdam-museum/calendar/10359208/

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