Who is Carmen? Is she really the exotic femme fatale of popular imagination, or is there more about her story that can be told? How could this be accomplished?

Peel back the surface, says mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams – currently singing the iconic role in Edward Dick’s ★★★★ production for Opera North – and “you will find a myriad of colours, blended and burned together through the years”.

Join us for a series of conversations as creative artists, performers and academics discuss the ways in which operatic production and performance recreate Carmen in multiple ways, offering new ways of hearing and understanding Bizet’s finest score. The symposium will conclude with free refreshments and a chance to talk to participants and attendees.

A DARE symposium in partnership with the University of Leeds, led by Professor Edward Venn from the School of Music, and supported by AHRC.

Conversations include:

The symposium takes place on Thursday 10 February 2022, 3-6.30pm. Tickets are free and can be booked here.


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