21.10.2011 23.Tischrei. 5772 Simchat Torah
Soprano Keren Hadar sings the title role of Carmen in the season opening of the Haifa Symphony.
"For me, with my theater background, when it comes to opera performance, credibility is what counts,” says singer Keren Hadar, who will appear with the Haifa Symphony and its artistic director Noam Sheriff in their season’s opening concerts in the title role of Bizet’s Carmen.
“I am proud to join the impressive list of soprano singers who have performed Carmen. Although this is a mezzo-soprano role, it is also sung by sopranos; but for this role a special temperament is demanded. But then again, this role is true challenge,” says Hadar. “Carmen is a strong and independent personality. She knows what she wants from her life, her freedom is dear for her; and in a way, I can easily identify with this character. Whatever happens – and even when she realizes she is going to die – she keeps her style and her dignity, and she is always cool!” she says….