Blue Ridge Orchestra: Music Ménage

Carolina Day School, Upper School Auditorium 1345 Hendersonville Road, Asheville

Opera a la carte with musicians from the BRO and UNC Greensboro’s Opera Theatre BRO Music Director Milton Crotts and Opera Theatre Director David Holley promise an evening of elegant opera music including selections from Mozart’s comedic masterpiece The Impresario, “Chi il bel sogno” from Puccini’s La Rondine, and “Morro, ma prima in grazia” from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera about the assassination of Swedish King Gustav III.  The program features iconic songs sung by the title characters of three beloved French operas: Bizet's Carmen sings the defiant and challenging “Habanera”; Massenet's Manon performs her celebratory “Gavotte”; Lakme and her servant girl Mallika sing the hauntingly beautiful “Flower Duet” by Leo Delibes. The emotional tenor aria “La Serenata”, the "Intermezzo" from Cavalleria Rusticana, and the "Meditation" from Thais are among the many other highlights of these intimate concerts.