Carmina Burana at the Metropolitan Theater

Last night we attended a performance of the Carmina Burana at the Metropolitan Theater. It was a great production which down played several of the Springtime  and Tavern pieces in a way that set off  the final Fortuna  very nicely. Overall it was gentle in a way I have not previously heard.

The lighting was extremely good using well designed thematic projections on the high walls of the theater.

The Carmina Burana is very popular here in Colombia. The audience appreciated the performance and called the principles back three times. There was a lot of applause for the children’s choir whose contribution was professional. Sarah Cullins sang soprano parts nicely The baritone voice of  Camilo Mendoza is deep and rich.  

Leaving the theater we entered a December evening in Medellin. Lots of people in the street getting the Christmas season celebrations underway. Music everywhere. The Christmas lights display at the EPM Barefoot Park are great. Clear white lights in profusion covering the trunks of the trees, radiating up from the ground. The effect driving by was like looking into a forest of lights with the canopy a darkish cloud. I have to go back with the camara.

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