Georges Bizet’s Carmen at Seattle Opera
Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 3:00pm – Reception with Ms. Walewska
Following successful performances in Don Quixote, Bluebeard’s Castle and Il trovatore, the Polish mezzo-soprano Małgorzata Walewska is returning to Seattle Opera. This season, Miss Walewska will portray the thrilling but dangerous, seductive and capricious Carmen which has become her signature role. One of the most popular operas of all time, Bizet’s Carmen packs all the sizzle of Spanish culture into an irresistible theatrical event, featuring an unrivaled procession of hit tunes.
Since making her debut in 1991 at the Polish National Opera, Małgorzata Walewska has appeared at opera houses throughout Europe, as Amneris in Aida, Ulrica in Ballo in maschera, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Olga in Eugene Onegin, and the title role in Bizet’s Carmen, among others. In 2005 she made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Dalila in Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila. Last season Miss Walewska was heard at the Royal Opera Covent Garden and San Francisco Opera as Azucena in Verdi’s Il trovatore.
Join the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee at the Seattle Opera on October 28, 2011 and the following day, at a reception with Miss Walewska at a private residence. Your $100 donation will include an opera ticket and the reception with the artist. To make reservations, please contact Krystyna Untersteiner or call 206.526.2981 by October 8, 2011.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the UW Polish Studies Endowment Fund.