Blair School of Music — Fall Concerts 2012

Music on Film
Cecil B. DeMille-€™s  Carmen (1915), starring soprano Geraldine Farrar

Why make a silent film based on an opera? Why cast a world-renowned singer in the title role if the audience can-€™t hear her sing? What did the audience hear when they attended this film in a movie house in 1915? Paul Young, Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, and Joy Calico, Associate Professor of Musicology, will introduce this screening of DeMille-€™s iconic film (63 minutes), and lead discussion afterward.

When: Sunday, September 9 at 7 p.m.
Where: Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall

Co-sponsored by the Film Studies Program and presented in conjunction with the Performing Arts Exhibit currently on display in the lobbies of Blair-€™s Ingram Hall and the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.

Copies of the DVD will be available for purchase after the screening.

Film presented by permission of VAI (

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