Concert 29th July 21.30

CARMEN, DANCE AND FREEDOM

By Ad Alta Voce

 

The operatic composer Georges Bizet’s extraordinary fame is the result of just one composition : Carmen, one of the most widely-recognised operas in the world.

For this performance, Ad Alta Voce presents a scenic adaptation of Bizet’s opera in Matteo Carminati’s innovative production: «While most operatic heroines seek to overcome situations of difficult or impossible love, Carmen rebels and establishes herself as an emblem of freedom : her freedom to escape from prison ; her freedom to love the soldier Don José ; her freedom to be seduced by the toreador Escamillo ; her freedom to choose death over Don José’s love. Her freedom is the driving force of the production. If it is the case that dance is "that single fleeting moment when you feel alive" (Merce Cunningham), then it is a dancer, Carmen’s alter ego and the representative of her freedom that encapsulates the power of the story.»

The Caunes audience will be delighted to hear the baritone Frédéric Cornille sing. His brilliant career ranks him currently as one of the most sought-after young talents.

LE CLOS DU MARBRIER

this evening’s wine partner, from 7pm

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Gîte et B&B.

THE SOIREE

PRE-CONCERT DINNER IN THE ABBEY GARDEN