Detroit Film Theatre
WORLD OPERA IN CINEMA: CARMEN
Thursday, February 18, 2010 – Saturday, February 20, 2010
Every year, on December 7th, La Scala officially inaugurates its Opera Season with an opening night regarded as one of European society’s most important cultural events. This year, for the second time since the birth of Teatro alla Scala in 1778, thanks to the continuing collaboration of Emerging Pictures & RAI Trade, audiences in cinemas throughout the World will be able to experience this event. Young Georges Bizet, who died soon after the first run of Carmen, never enjoyed the success and fame of his creation. Carmen wasn’t initially well received, but became and still is one of the most famous and most popular works in the opera repertoire. For this production, La Scala has gathered the new generation of opera stars, including the German tenor Jonas Kaufmann, the Uruguayan baritone Erwin Schrott, the Italian soprano Adriana Damata, and newest revelation Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili, won the Leyla Gencer Voice Competition last year. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Special prices apply: $20.00 general admission, $18.00 students, seniors & DIA members. DFT discount coupons & passes not accepted.