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Act III — A mountain hideaway
The smugglers are on their way to the border with their stolen goods. There is tension between Carmen and Don José. They have an argument and Carmen joins the women, who are using cards to tell their fortunes. For Carmen, the cards foresee only death.

DONIZETTI: ‘LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR’

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And there was another, more practical impediment.

The catchy immediacy of Mr. Legrand’s tunes masks how difficult it can be to sing them. “There’s a feeling of water, somehow, abandoned and never-ending, combined with tricky melodic surprises that require great pitch precision or you miss the key details that make each phrase special,” said the singer Melissa Errico, who is among his most capable contemporary interpreters, starring in his only Broadway show, in 2002, and releasing the album in 2011.

Performed in French with English supertitles

“Between Yesterday and Tomorrow” abounds with delicious touches that reward close listening. Ms. Dessay points out, for instance, that she exhales during the birth song and inhales during the death one, and that the album works as a continuous loop.

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Contes d'Hoffmann-Les oiseaux..

Past directing projects include: The Four Note Opera (Yulunda M. Faris Vancouver Opera Young Artist Program), Cendrillon and Alcina (Manitoba Underground Opera), Béatrice et Benedict (Fraser Lyric Opera), Die Lustig Witwe (Vancouver Music Academy), La Clemenza di Tito (Manitoba Underground Opera), The Turn of the Screw and Don Giovanni (Accademia Europea dell’Opera); Summer Opera Workshop 2013 & 2012 (Indiana University).

Natalie Dessay - Händel - Alcina - Paris - 2009 - YouTube

Brenna Corner has worked as a director, singer, choreographer, and fight director across Canada, the United States, and Europe. Last season she made her directorial debut with Vancouver Opera as the director of their new production of Hansel and Gretel. Ms. Corner is also the artistic director of Prince George’s new opera company Fraser Lyric Opera as well as Winnipeg’s indie opera company Manitoba Underground Opera.

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Gluck's opera by David Alagna. With Robert Alagna

Georges Bizet, original name Alexandre-César-Léopold Bizet (born October 25, 1838, Paris, France—died June 3, 1875, Bougival, near Paris), French composer best remembered for his opera Carmen (1875). His realistic approach influenced the verismo school of opera at the end of the 19th century.

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So, will this be the soprano's last operatic performance?

All of those styles can be heard on the lush “Between Yesterday and Tomorrow,” which feels like the summation of a prodigious career and allows Ms. Dessay to dart with agility and confidence from girlishness to seduction and even, on “The More You Have,” gentle swing.

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Tamara Rojo (Manon), Carlos Acosta (Des Grieux) – The Royal Ballet

Born and raised in Israel, Amir Levy has received numerous awards and honors from the America-Israeli Cultural Foundation and was declared a Distinguished Artist by the Israeli Ministry of Education. Amir has been a company member with leading dance organizations including the Bat-Dor Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico of New York and he has spent the last twenty seasons with the Metropolitan Opera as both dance captain and as principal dancer. With the Met, Amir has been seen in over 50 productions, including many via the Met HD Live broadcast series seen in movie theaters across the globe. These broadcasts has showcased his work with some of today’s leading directors including Anthony Minghella (Madama Butterfly), Julie Taymor (Die Zauberflöte), Mary Zimmerman (Lucia di Lammermoor), Francesca Zambello (Cyrano), Michael Grandage (Don Giovanni), Des McAnuff (Faust), and Francois Girard (Parsifal). Additionally, Amir has worked closely with some of the world’s leading singers including Placido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Jonas Kaufmann, Peter Mattei, Natalie Dessay, and Anne Netrebko.