Where is Kismet Come From?
The musical Kismet opened on Broadway in 1953, a collaboration of Robert Wright and George Forrest. It soon came to the screen as an MGM musical spectacular. It featured such popular favorites as “Baubles, Bangles, and Beads” and “Stranger in Paradise”. Wright and Forrest had recently created Song of Norway using the music of Edvard Grieg. This time they went to the music of Alaxander Borodin. Half of Kismet came from the opera Prince Igor. The rest came from symphonic and chamber works. We will trace Borodin’s originals and their adaptations as they appeared in the 1955 movie.
Film time about 90 minutes.
Join arts enthusiast Jack Brin to view films and film clips and talk about opera and music appreciation in this 4 part series, March through June 2018.