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Season Tickets (Starting September 12, 2006)
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Individual Event Tickets (Starting October 3, 2006)

Peter Brook's The Tragedy of Carmen
Performed by Seattle Opera Young Artists
November 4, 2006 7:30 pm
Welcomed by: Badgley, Phelps, and Bell, Inc. Investment Counsel

This revolutionary, streamlined version of Carmen is presented in a new and gritty bare-bones production. Staged by Young Artist Program Artistic Director Peter Kazaras (who participated in the original Lincoln Center production over 20 years ago), The Tragedy of Carmen takes us through the soul of obsession and forces us to confront our beliefs about fate, love, and whether we have any choice as to how we live or die. Sung in English and performed in one 80-minute act without intermission, The Tragedy of Carmen is not only a gripping and intense theatrical experience, but also a powerful introduction to the world of opera. Peter Brook's adaptation of Georges Bizet's masterpiece retains the essence of the original work while heightening the story's passionate intensity. As a drama, Proper Merimee's 1845 tale of the gypsy "enchantress," hounded by the card of death, remains a stunner. Launched in 1998, Seattle Opera's Young Artists Program provides career guidance and training for young singers in all aspects of a career in opera. These include the study of complete roles, acting skills, languages and diction, movement and fight choreography, theater arts, and master classes with world-renowned opera professionals such as Stephen Wadsworth, Joyce Castle, Jane Eaglen, and Peter Kazaras. Chosen through national auditions, twelve singers come to Seattle for a total of 20 weeks to study, perform, and network.

Thank you for making this event possible:

Badgley, Phelps, and Bell, Inc. Investment Council
Wenatchee Valley Opera Guild

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