Met Opera Broadcast in HD:
In Collaboration with Opera on the James
The Academy Center of the Arts continues the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast series, featuring Georges Bizet’s Carmen on Sunday, February 17th at 2:00pm in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre.
Carmen is sung in French with titles in English.
The Academy is excited to offer HD Broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera’s performances throughout the year in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre. Stay tuned for the upcoming schedule of Met Opera performances in 2019.
The Academy Center of the Arts and Foster Fuels are proud to partner with Opera on the James to offer a pre-screening talk, beginning one hour prior to the screening of Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast of Carmen, on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at 1:00pm.
Opera on the James’ principal conductor, Peter Leonard, will lead the pre-screening talk prior to Carmen from the stage of the Historic Academy of Music Theatre.
“Carmen is a work that I’ve conducted many times, both in the USA and in Europe,” said Peter Leonard. “Opera on the James produced it a few years ago and I was pleased that so many young people attended our performances. It is truly an opera for everyone, full of gorgeous melodies and a dramatic plot full of suspense and thrilling spectacle.”
“At the Pre-Talks, we will look closely at the opera’s inner workings. What makes this one of the most popular operas in the world? How and why is the young and innocent soldier Jose so bewitched by the gypsy Carmen? In many ways, Jose’s journey is the big story; he betrays his mother’s trust, abandons the girl he was to marry, deserts his army post and becomes an outlaw, a smuggler and then finally a murderer. The music brings it all to life: the hot and languid sun outside the cigarette factory where the soldiers flirt with Carmen and the other girls, the lurid atmosphere of Lilas Pastia’s late-night bar, the secret smuggler’s lair deep in the mountains, the roar and the stench of the bullfight arena where Carmen meets her doom. The Opera on the James’ Pre-Talks give you insights and information that no book or Google search can match!”
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For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.
Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.
Runtime is 3 hours and 21 minutes. Two intermissions will take place between Act I and II and Act III and IV.
Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. The parking map above shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.
Please note: If attending an event or performance after 5pm or on weekends, Lot 2 (Pacific Life Lot) and Lot 12 (Regional Business Alliance) are free and open to for public use. We suggest utilizing these lots, which are closest to the Academy Center of the Arts and within walking distance.
All ticket sales are final. There will be NO REFUNDS or exchanges for purchased tickets.
Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Our delivery methods are as follows:
Will Call: Tickets will be held at “will call” at the Box Office up to one hour before the show.
Print at Home: This option allows you to print your tickets at home or access them on a mobile device via email.
Regular Mail: For an additional fee, your tickets will be mailed to you ahead of the event.
Box Office Pick Up: You may stop by our Box Office, Monday through Thursday & Saturday from 10:00am – 4:00pm, or Friday 12:00pm – 8:00pm, and have us print your tickets for you.
Tickets held at “will call” that are not picked up by the beginning of the show may be re-sold at the discretion of the Box Office staff.
All tickets for this show will be sold through academycenter.org and our ticketing system. Please do not use third-party resellers, as we do not contract with them. Should you use a reseller, the Academy Center of the Arts will not be liable for any issues with your purchase.
All ticket sales are subject to a Historic Theatre Restoration Fee and credit/debit card processing fees.