There is scientific evidence that music can help to ease the symptoms of depression – With this in mind, we invite you to take time out from your busy schedule, relax momentarily and listen to our “Inspiring Music Selection for Today”, personally selected for you by our President, Karl.

Today′s selection is from Georges Bizet‘s 1875 opéra comique “Carmen. According to Karl: “The term opéra comique has a far more complex meaning than simply “comic opera”.  Originating in the early 18th century Paris, this genre was vaudeville type entertainment that combined humor and satire with song. Instead of being a “comedy” though, Carmen is really a story about a doomed love affair.”

“The featured aria is a masterpiece lyrical and musical interpretation of the contradiction that is love – by the incomparable Elīna Garanča, who has been captivating audiences in the world’s most prestigious concert halls for years.  I hope you envision sunshine, life and love as I do when you listen to this magnificent Habanera.”