Center for the Arts Presents Opera Verdi Europa Performing Bizet’s Carmen

Posted: January 25, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Combining the best of opera throughout Central Europe, Opera Verdi Europa traverses the globe performing grand operas in the finest tradition of the world’s great houses. In a performance filled with spectacle and color, Opera Verdi’s international cast will sing Bizet’s example of opĂ©ra-comique, Carmen. This tale, a showcase for Bizet’s flair for drama, musical characterization, brilliant orchestration, and “local color,” livens up a winter afternoon at the Center for the Arts on Sunday, Jan. 30, at 4 p.m.

Opera Verdi Europa is a unique collaboration between Bulgarian opera theaters and symphonies, as well as with opera houses from Bucharest, Budapest, Moldovia, Ukraine, Russia, and many other regional companies.

A preperformance discussion, free to ticketholders, will be held 45 minutes prior to the performance on the hall’s Grand Tier. Tickets are $40, $32, and $20. Charge by phone at 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com.

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