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Debut of Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak in broadcast from The Metropolitan Opera to cinemas


After Adriana Lecouvreur with Piotr Beczała, another MET transmission with the participation of Polish singer is aheod of us. Aleksandra Kurzak will play Micaëli during the upcoming performance of Carmen at The Metropolitan Opera. The Warsaw Cinema Praha invites you to broadcast on February 2, 2019 at 6.35 p.m.

Aleksandra Kurzak made her debut in The Metropolitan Opera in 2004 in Hoffmann's Tales, and so far she sang on the famous New York scene over 40 times. However, in Carmen the Polish soprano will appear for the first time in the broadcast from the cycle "The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD". Bizet’s masterpiece of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. The opera’s melodic sweep is as irresistible as the title character herself, a force of nature who has become a defining female cultural figure. Carmen was a scandal at its premiere but soon after became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world.

The score of Carmen contains so many instantly recognizable tunes that it can be easy to overlook how well constructed it is. The major solos are excellent combinations of arresting melody and dramatic purpose—from the baritone’s famous Toreador Song to the tenor’s wrenching Flower Song to the title character’s alluring Habanera and Seguidilla—and the duets and ensembles are equally beguiling. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

The list of places in Poland, where you can watch broadcasts from Met, is available here.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: http://www.kinopraha.pl