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2013-2014 Season :: The Tragedy of Carmen

Tragedy of Carmen, Syracuse Opera

Peter Brook's The Tragedy of Carmen

An Adaptation of George Bizet's Carmen

Carrier Theater

Friday, October 11 @ 8pm
Sunday, October 13 @ 2pm
Tuesday, October 15 @ 7:30pm
Friday, October 18 @ 8pm
Sunday, October 20 @ 2pm

Sung in French with projected English titles

Using the compelling music of Bizet's famous opera Carmen, Peter Brook's dramatized look into the opera's four leading characters will leave you both invigorated and exhausted. Stripped of their adoring crowds, the impetuous gypsy Carmen, the confused Don Jose, the innocent Micaela, and the fearless toreador Escamillo face off in a tangled love story. Every famous melody and driving rhythm you know from the opera will accompany the drama. The intimacy of the Carrier Theater allows the impassioned action and emotional singing to unfold only yards from your seat.

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2013-2014 Season :: Maria de Buenos Aires

A Tango Opera

Maria de Buenos Aires, Syracuse OperaCarrier Theater

Friday, January 31 @ 8pm
Sunday, February 2 @ 2pm
Wednesday, February 5 @ 7:30pm
Friday, February 7 @ 8pm
Sunday, February 9 @ 2pm

Sung in Spanish with projected English titles:
Syracuse Opera Premiere

The world's only opera composed in the seductive language of Argentine tango brings together the ethereal and the physical to reveal the spiritual journey of the opera's heroine. Astor Piazzolla has mastered the musical language of this dance form to dramatize the life of Maria, who searches recklessly for love. Each step she takes is driven by haunting melodies and accompanied by an orchestra unique to the Argentine sound. The drama is real, the music is imperative, and your experience will be unforgettable.

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2013-2014 Season :: Porgy and Bess in Concert

Porgy and Bess, Syracuse Opera

By George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin

Crouse-Hinds Theater

Sunday, April 6 @ 2pm

Sung in English with projected titles

Musical worlds collide for a brilliant night of theater in Gershwin's epic spectacular Porgy and Bess. This truly American opera will be featured in the Crouse-Hinds Theater in one staged-concert performance only. The dynamic community of Catfish Row is dramatized by the music of toe-tapping, finger snapping and soul soothing American jazz. Though the path may be dim and the obstacles forbidding, in the darkest of times there is always hope.

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