Welcome to the “Twelve Days of Carmen”! This is a series of blog articles, based on videos shot at the Strauss Performing Art Center in community partnership between Opera Omaha and University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Communication Fine Arts and Media, CFAM.
We begin the 12 Days with the music of Carmen.
A few words from Conductor, Hal France about the process so far:
We’ve been cooking up some opera. Tonight, the company of Carmen will meet one more time in the Opera Omaha rehearsal space with our marvelous Director/Chef, Lillian Groag. The room will be packed with performers and the production team that will put this “baby” in the oven; the Orpheum Theater. It’s been an outstanding three weeks with everybody working together to bring out the many flavors of the story. Last night, the Omaha Symphony joined the mix. They bring Bizet’s brilliant orchestrations to life, a key ingredient in this opera recipe. But, the proof’s in the pudding! Don’t miss your opportunity to see all of this hard work come together on stage November 1 and 3.