Opera insights: Language & Music

An invitation to attend a campus exploration of this topic, co-hosted by The Guild of Tulsa Opera, the ORU Music and French departments and AF de Tulsa:

Saturday, September 21, 2019

2:00pm. Timko-Barton Performance Hall, ORU campus

“The music of Carmen has since been widely acclaimed for brilliance of melody, harmony, atmosphere, and orchestration, and for the skill with which Bizet musically represented the emotions and suffering of his characters.”

Using language to convey a message and music to evoke an emotion —-or vice versa?

This topic can be explored in a sampling of “pop-up” music and song introduced by Tulsa Opera performers for the audience on campus (with a special extended invitation to AF members) with an analysis of the French dialogue used to relay the message and the composed atmospheric music of Georges Bizet.

Language may imply a discussion, but doesn’t music evoke a mood?

For more details: rsvp@aftulsa.org

Source cited: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen



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