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Coda: Fall 2016

Sep 21, 2016 4:09:35 PM
By BLO Staff posted in #CarmenBLO, #40DaysofOpera, Coda

The Fall 2016 Issue of Coda, Boston Lyric Opera's Magazine, is HERE. Check it out! #CarmenBLO #40daysofOpera
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HIGH NOTES: Just Kidding…

Sep 16, 2016 4:15:31 PM
By John Conklin posted in #CarmenBLO, #40DaysofOpera, Cartoons

Carmen cartoon carnage (with ants).... And while we’re on the subject of “Tom and Jerry,” I just can’t resist recalling and posting here my favorite classical music cartoon…
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HIGH NOTES: The Best Entrance Music Ever Given – The Habanera

Sep 14, 2016 1:22:09 PM
By John Conklin posted in #CarmenBLO, #40DaysofOpera, Habenera, Carmen

The Best Entrance Music Ever Given- The Habanera. We start, of course, with Carmen and the best and sexiest entrance music ever given to any operatic character: the Habanera. And…it’s NOT BY BIZET!
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Soul Sisters: Carmen and Beyoncé

Sep 9, 2016 9:57:55 AM
By Rebecca Ann S. Kirk posted in #CarmenBLO, #40DaysofOpera, Beyonce

Beyoncé’s portrayal of Carmen early in her career influenced her artistic sensibility toward cinematic storytelling through music; informing subsequent albums, concert performances, further film appearances, and most recently, a visual album.
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The Art of the Bullfight

Sep 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM
By Matthew Erikson, San Francisco Opera posted in SFO, #CarmenBLO, #bullfighting, #40DaysofOpera, BLO

If you want a more complete picture of Spanish culture, study bullfighting. Famous writers of various nationalities have eloquently expressed that sentiment.
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