Originally denounced as “immoral” and “superficial,” the opera Carmen first opened in Paris in 1875 and has since become one of the most popular Operas in the world. Set in Seville, Spain (c. 1830), Carmen is a beautiful Gypsy, murdered by a jilted lover.
The opera Faust also opened to a cool Parisian reception in 1859. Now it is among one of the top 20 most preformed operas in North America. Loosely based on Goethe’s Faust, Part 1, Faust signs a blood contract with the Devil. In the contract, the devil is bound to serve Faust in Life, after which Faust is bound to serve the devil in death.
Highlights from both of these fabulous operas will be preformed by the Coral Gables Opera in a free concert to be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on June 28, 2008. Why not take advantage of this opportunity to discover the passion of opera for yourself?
Event: Highlights from Carmen and Faust by Coral Gables Opera
When: Saturday, June 28th, 2008 – 7:30PM
Where: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
1142 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134