Insight Series

 

Carmen: A Behind-the-Scenes Look with Robert Wood

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 205
Reservations required – only 55 seats available! | Click here to reserve seats.

You know the story and the hit tunes – but what will make this Carmen different? Conductor Robert Wood talks about his process putting together the cast and production for Carmen and shares insights about what to watch and listen for at the performance. Maestro Wood’s career in opera spans 20 years and includes performances at companies from San Francisco Opera to Wolf Trap.

Unsung Heroes: The Production Staff

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 308
Reservations required – only 80 seats available! | Click here to reserve seats.

They never appear onstage. They never get the applause, but their work shines throughout every performance. General Director, Kathy Swekel leads a panel discussion with: Lighting Designer, Michael Klima; Costume Designer, Lorraine vom Saal; Technical Director, Draper Carter; and Wig and Make-Up Designer, Anita Phillips, who explain their roles in bringing Carmen to life.

Pre-Performance Talk: Carmen Conversations

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM & Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 308
Reservations required – only 80 seats available!
Click here to reserve seats for March 15. | Click here to reserve seats for March 17.

Discover the backstory of Carmen with Nancie Kennedy! Where, why, and when did this sensual tale of romance, jealousy, intrigue, and betrayal originate? Why was this world-famous opera considered a scandal at its premiere? Why do these passionate Spaniards sing in French? Learn all that and more!