Thursday, April 5, 2012

Meet our Carmen!

Our new production of Carmen is right around the corner, and before I post notes about it, I want to share several opportunities to meet our Carmen,
Carla Dirlikov before she takes the stage later this month. Check out our website for more details on the Carmen cast.

And be sure not to miss a special opportunity with soprano,
Elizabeth Futral, April 25!

Tonight, April 5, 8:00 PM:
Carla and Amy Cofield Williamson and I will be in the
Squires Recital Salon at Va Tech
for a concert of operatic excerpts entitled "Troubadours and Gypsies."

Saturday, April 7, 11:00 AM:
Carla will make a cameo appearance at the top of my "Listening to Paintings"
presentation at the Taubman Museum of Art. Amy will join me to conclude this hour-long presentation of music and art.

Saturday, April 7, 12:00 PM:
Arrive early for the Met "Live in HD" broadcast of Manon
at Virginia Western and meet Carla before the broadcast.
OR President and WDBJ7 CEO Jeff Marks will host and introduce Carla to our Met audience at approximately 11:30 AM.

Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 PM:
Join Carla and members of the Carmen cast for an operatic
wine dinner at Horizon Bar & Grill. Call Horizon to reserve
your place at the table with our artists. (540) 342-5133

Saturday, April 14, 12:55 PM:
The Met "Live in HD" season at Virginia Western concludes
with a new production of Verdi's La Traviata. Help
us make the HD season finale the biggest hit
yet by bringing a friend to the opera!

Saturday, April 14, 7:00 PM:
It's another double-header day of operatic adventure
in Roanoke! Grab a bite to eat after La Traviata
and join percussionist Tom Teasley and me for a
one-of-a-kind presentation of live music and
conversation at the Taubman Museum.

Mark your calendars! April 25, 3:30 - 5 pm:
Masterclass with Elizabeth Futral

World-renowned soprano and home-town
favorite Elizabeth Futral will lead a masterclass
with members of our Young Apprentice Artist Program
in the Rehearsal Hall of the Jefferson Center.
Come watch Elizabeth work with our young artists
and hear the difference a master artist can make with
an apprentice. The event is a fundraiser for our
Apprentice Program, and the suggested donation is $25.

CARMEN, April 27 at 8:00 PM and April 29 at 2:30 PM
Shaftman Performance Hall at the Jefferson Center

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