What Does a Brutha Have to Do…

To get some of y’all in the seats? I mean, I won’t be wearing tassles on my nipples, so y’all can just forget that right now. I forgot how to twirl them properly long ago, anyway.

Really, I’m just reminding you that Bizet’s Carmen opens tomorrow at the Atlanta Civic Center. Now, I could be bad and spank you about this…tell you how one should never pass an opportunity to immerse one’s self in high art, culture like this – but that wouldn’t be charming you into the hall, now would it?

There’s sex.

No, actually there’s not…there’s just the suggestion of it, in the music and atmosphere. Like Carmen’s slinky “Habanera”, or Don Jose’s poignant and passionate “Flower Song.”

And yes, there is me, this metroblog’s um, er, “Captain.” You will know me by the spear I’m carrying. Actually it’s a fake musket. As the curtain goes up I’m the sleepy disheveled soldier with a newspaper downstage right. Last night was our final dress rehearsal, and it went beautifully, on the whole. Come see this show for singers like our Carmen, mezzo-soprano Emily Golden, and the soprano singing Micaela, Jacquelyn Venable. Local singers Susan Galanes-Macmillan and Ryan Taylor are worth the price of admission. As is the chorus as a whole, comprised entirely of Atlanta-based opera singers. There are some who believe the Atlanta Opera Chorus is one of the finest opera choruses in the world. I can’t say this with any objectivity, but I’d bet we’re worth hearing too.

Come early and be prepared to drink at the intermissions. That’s half the fun of attending operas – that and checking out what people wear. Deep, I know. Either way, I’ll be having a ball doing it and hope that if you show up you have a ball watching.

6 Comments so far

  1. Daniel (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2004 @ 7:29 am

    Steve – I wish I could go. One of my professors was actually giving away a ticket to it, but I’m going to be out of town.

    Carmen is one of my favorites though…

  2. Thomas (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2004 @ 3:15 pm

    Steve … I’d go. Really, I’d love to go. But $202 for two balcony seats? That’s painful, bro. I’d take a $23 nosebleeder, but as of right now, there appears to be only one seat available. Opera is no fun alone, you know. So unless there is some hidden discount or secret handshake or a friendly soul holding open the stage door for sneaking-in, I’ll just have to save up for the next time.

  3. Steve (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2004 @ 3:35 pm

    Damn. Didn’t know about that $202. Er. Best I not comment one way or the other, I guess. But ouch. I totally understand what you’re saying.

  4. Billy Mack (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2004 @ 10:14 pm

    Good luck with the opera, Steve. I have never been to one, and would love for Carmen to be my first, but I’m in the same boat as Thomas. The cost is just too much for me at the moment.

    I have a one-year-old and another on the way, and every penny is being carefully hoarded at the moment. :)

  5. game (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 12:51 pm

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  6. concert (unregistered) on February 13th, 2006 @ 3:29 am

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