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Posted: 12/21/2011 by
San Francisco Opera
While working on Bizet’s Carmen I found myself reflecting on the topic of “encounter with difference”—unlikely relationships that form between non-like-minded people—and pondering both the attraction and violence those experiences can generate. Both Carmen and Don José are members of marginalized minority populations in 19th-century Spain: she is a gypsy and he is a Basque.
Posted: 12/12/2011 by
Jose Maria Condemi (Director, Carmen)
Carmen and I have spent the last two months together. Interesting, since she never stays in one relationship that long… I started rehearsals as the cover in the French Carmen and continued with Carmen for Families. I am Israeli, playing a Spanish Gypsy, in a French opera, sung in English. Confused? Me too!
Posted: 12/01/2011 by
Maya Lahyani (Carmen, Carmen for Families)