Bizet's Carmen, Performed by the Cincinnati Ballet and Orchestra
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The last date listed for Carmen was Saturday February 18, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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As part of a world-class public arts school, the faculty and student dancers of The School for Creative and Performing Arts have shared the stage with professional companies, performed at major venues (including Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center), appeared on PBS, and toured with Broadway productions like 42nd Street and The King and I. For this year's spring ballet -- one of only two ballets performed each year -- these talented up-and-comers will stage the 19th-century romantic French ballet Giselle. It tells the timeless tale of a peasant girl who loses her heart and life to an unrequited love, only to rise from the grave as her love's guardian against the supernatural Wilis -- a group of tormented spirits who force young men to dance to their deaths. Learn More
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Carmen was very well performed. However, after the intermission, two inebriated women(in the row behind us)were constantly giggling and talking. Everyone in our section gave them looks. I don't think anyone said anything until after the performance. How could they re-enter that performance with glasses of wine in their hands?
French musician Georges Bizet composed Spanish music for the famous opera and Italian choreographer Amedeo Amodio choreographed a contemporary ballet. The movement incorporates contemporary scenic and costume design, with classical ballet as well as theatrical and modern movement to tell the story of the brash beauty who fiercely guards her independence and the two men obsessed with possessing her. Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra performs the melodic score that is replete with familiar favorites.
Amodio’s world premiere of Carmen at Tulsa Ballet garnered high praise from dance critic James D. Watts, Jr. in the Tulsa World: “Few of these ballets (other versions of Carmen) distil the essence of this story into so dramatic a form as Amodio’s. In fact, this is one of the best – if not the best – presentations of this passionate, tragic story that I've ever seen.”
The performance is scheduled to run one hour and 40 minutes, with one intermission.