Fri19Jul20197:30 pmAboyne Theatre, Aboyne, Scotland
David Massey, Francisco Correa and I are very happy to have been invited to perform our CarmenCo show in Aboyne and Deeside Festival 2019. The show was created and run a few times by us in 2018 before my maternity leave, and has now been revised and updated to include even more repertoire, better costumes and a more developed storyline. Expect music with a Spanish theme, including many numbers from Bizet's Carmen, arranged for two guitars and either voice or flute. See you there!
Mon22Jul2019tbcAboyne and Dinnet Church, Aboyne, Scotland
Francisco and I will be staying on in Scotland after our CarmenCo performance, to perform a flute and guitar duo concert in the Aboyne and Deeside Festival. The programme will include works by Bach, Piazzolla, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Ravel as well as some Latin American folk music. More information to follow.
Thu15Aug20197.15 - 8.30pm (no interval)Holy Cross Church, Cromer Street, London Kings Cross
David Massey, Francisco Correa and I are very happy to have been invited to perform our CarmenCo show in this new series, Open For Music, as performed in the Aboyne and Deeside festival a few weeks earlier. Expect music with a Spanish theme, including many numbers from Bizet's Carmen, arranged for two guitars and either voice or flute, and performed with a little storyline. Each of us has a character and remains in this character throughout the concert, as we present the music. See you there!
Note this is NOT the same as Clare Norburn's Creating Carmen recently premiered in Stroud Green, which involves the same music and musicians (us!) but also two actors, and has roughly 50/50 spoken word to music. This is the concert version if you like - mostly music and just us three musicians!
Myself, David Massey and Francisco Correa are so excited to be bringing our Creating Carmen show to Stranraer!
Creating Carmen: exciting reading of a brand new “one-man-play meets concert”.
Meet the colourful writer Prosper Mérimée, who created the Carmen novella (the basis for Bizet’s opera). Clare Norburn’s new work in progress concert/play will explore how his myriad love affairs underpinned Carmen's creation. Mérimée’s experiences will be intertwined with music from Bizet’s Carmen and Spanish or Spanish-inspired music by Boccherini, da Falla, Granados, Ravel, Delibes and Albeniz in arrangements by exciting young trio Carmen Co.
"What is most impressive about Norburn’s conception is the way various strata and elements combine and cohere so effortlessly. Past and present, truth and fantasy, real and imagined come together in a tightly knit and intimate drama" - Opera Today.
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