Join Daniel Balsam and Chris Stacey for their musical series: Coda Clash. Coda Clash is part educational, part entertainment, and entirety fun. Dan and Chris present their analysis of each opera's score, libretto, and production based on the evening’s theme. Through the use of argumentation, and audio and video clips, they leave the final judgement of what opera wins the Coda Clash up to the audience.
Musical Compositions: Carmen, Georges Bizet (1875) and Tosca, Giacomo Puccini (1900)
Theme: Tragic Love. Passion, Scandal, Jealousy, Death.
Coda Clash: Which opera most persuasively encapsulates tragic love as an expressive term?
Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Time: 6:30PM Central
Location: Zoom Video Conference
Carmen Abroad: Bizet's Opera on the Global Stage, New Edition, Clair Rowden (Editor), Richard Langham Smith (Editor)
Tosca's Rome: The Play and the Opera in Historical Perspective, Susan Vandiver Nicassio