January 13 – Little Secrets

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Georges Bizet: Carmen: Card Song
There’s nothing quite like a game of cards–and even better if it happens in the middle of an opera! Countless operas use card games as plot devices, but the most frightening instance of all is in Bizet’s “Carmen,” when the title character dares to tell her own fortune with cards. She’s transfixed when she flips the last card…and it portends death.

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