When Bizet’s Carmen premiered in Paris in 1875, it shocked audiences with its plot, its music-and especially its heroine.

Carmen shines a light on the challenges women faced in Bizet’s era and provokes modern audiences to reflect on what has changed and what remains the same for women.

The Toledo Opera held a forum at The Ebeid Institute.

Moderator: Rhonda Sewell, Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Lisa McDuffie, President and CEO, YWCA of Northwest Ohio
Kate Sommerfeld, President, Social Determinants of Health- ProMedica Ebeid Institute
Kate Fineske, VP Engagement & Brand Strategy United Way of Northwest Ohio

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