- Opera Carolina: Daughter of the Regiment
- Opera Carolina: Carmen
- Opera Carolina: Eugene Onegin
Opera Carolina 2018-2019 Season
Single tickets go on sale August 1, 2018.
Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment
Marie is a spirited young woman who was orphaned as an infant and improbably raised by a French army regiment. Unaware of her aristocratic lineage, she’s fallen for a handsome peasant and Will she marry for love? Or choose her social status? (Hint: There’s a happy ending for all.)
Carmen drinks, smokes and gets what she wants. But her wandering, gypsy spirit will ultimately prove her undoing. When she chooses bullfighter Escamillo over Don Jose, she meets her tragic demise.
But, she’s hardly tragic. She would rather live fully – even dangerously – than play it safe. Even in death, Carmen is a feminist heroine for the ages.
Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
Beautiful, educated and forthright Tatyana is rejected when she declares her love for Eugene, a rich playboy. Soon after, he kills his best friend in a duel.
Years later, Eugene returns from self-imposed exile to discover Tatyana married to a prince. He realizes – too late – his love for her. In choosing fidelity to her husband, Tatyana denies herself true love – but preserves her honor.