Letter from Giverny

In French class this semester we’ve learned the phrase, “à quoi servir” and “à quoi ressemble”.  In other words, “what purpose does it serve…” or “what resembles something or other…“.  An example of this would be, ”à quoi ressemble ce nuage?“  (What does this cloud resemble?) On my recent trip to Normandy, we spent a

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Bizet’s Opera Carmen

Last week my friend Meredith and I attended the Atlanta Opera’s production of Carmen at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.  Georges Bizet composed this opéra comique and it premiered at the Paris Opera in 1875.  It’s now one of the most performed operas in the repertory.  Making her U.S. debut, Franco-Armenian mezzo-soprano Yarduhi Abrahamyan sang the

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L’imparfait

A l’Opéra de Paris, « Carmen » sombre dans la vulgarité Desservie par une mise en scène grotesque et une distribution approximative, la production de Calixto Bieito déçoit. This week in French class we’re learning about the imperfect tense and it’s use in describing a situation or recounting a story.  I decided to look for instances of

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