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Opera Abbreviated: Carmen

Kirstin Chavez sings Carmen with the Columbus Symphony and Opera Columbus, May 9 and 10
May 6, 2014

Bizet’s opera Carmen comes to the Ohio Theater May 9 and 10. Check out the latest Opera Abbreviated podcast !

Handel and Music From Bizet’s Carmen on Next Fretworks

6, 2014

Conductor and arranger Peter Breiner has made an intriguing setting for guitar and orchestra of music from George Bizet’s opera Carmen. Bizet’s 1875 opera is so full of good tunes, Breiner made his arrangement into four movements lasting about 50 minutes.

Remembering Regina Resnik

Regina Resnik as Carmen
August 9, 2013

Regina Resnik has died at the age of 91. Here’s an appreciation.

Putting the Monday Muppet Moment To Bed In Style

29, 2013

As children, most of us loved a bedtime story, or maybe a lullaby.  If you remember fondly being read or sung to sleep, maybe you can identify with Elmo. Though most of us outgrow the need or desire to be sung to sleep, many may rethink that position after today’s Muppet moment. I have heard [...]

Carmen: Behind the Scenes with the Seattle Opera Children’s Chorus

9, 2013

A production of Carmen Seattle Opera Children’s Chorus features some serious multi-tasking by the performers.

A Musical Muppet Monday: A Spelling Lesson From Samuel Ramey

8, 2013

As long as Bugs Bunny and friends were on television, you could count on hearing melodies from The Barber of Seville, the 1812 Overture, Carmen, and Peer Gynt, delivered as only Mel Blanc could sing them.

Rise Stevens Dies at 99

Rise Stevens 1952 recording of Carmen.
Rise Stevens 1952 recording of Carmen.
March 22, 2013

Rise Stevens, the world’s most famous Carmen, has died at age 99.

Rosa Ponselle’s birthday

Rosa Ponselle (1897-1981)
January 22, 2013

Rosa Ponselle (1897-1981) was one of the world’s great voices.

OSU Alumna Eugenie Grunewald Puts Drama in Columbus Opera

18, 2012

International operatic mezzo-soprano and Ohio State University alumna Eugenie Grunewald returns to Columbus this week to serve as artistic consultant for Opera Project Columbus’ production of “A Taste of Opera: Scenes from Opera’s Best.” Performances Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. at Gray Chapel on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University.

Rise Stevens, Looking Wonderful at 98!

Rise Stevens as Carmen around 1950. Still wowin' 'em today at age 98.
November 10, 2011

Rise Stevens age 98 is honored by the National Endowment for the Humanities