Recognizing Paula’s artistic talent the Toronto City Opera commissioned her to create a work of art inspired by the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet. Their hope was that this work would be a signature piece for the promotion of this production and their 50th anniversary season. In preparing to perform Carmen with TCO, Paula immersed herself in the music and was inspired to create this painting. Paula’s love and deep understanding of music along with her artistic talent, have allowed her to translate music into visual symbolic images that are rich in colour, form, and meaning.
60" x 48"
Oil on Canvas
Introduction Pt 1 by Stravinsky
Listen from 0:00 to 3:28
With Permission: 2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008 www.tso.ca
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