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Comme autrefois dans la nuit sombre

Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perles
“Me voilà seule dans la nuit…Comme autrefois dans la nuit sombre”

Leïla: Annick Massis

Sprinkled With So Many Coincidences

Peter Sellers plays Claire Quilty, a pompous hipster playwright, the alter ego and nemesis to James Mason’s lustful professor, Humbert Humbert. Lolita (Stanley Kubrick… 392 more words


Love Is A Rebellious Bird

Georges Bizet’s manuscript of Habanera

Habanera, the popular name for L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Love is a rebellious bird), is one of the most famous arias from… 490 more words


Carmen and The Hallucinogenic Toreador

Portrait of Carmen

Portrait of Escamillo

A Place in Seville

Rendez-Vous of the Smugglers

Love is like a Gypsy

Carmen Sings Gypsy Songs

The Habanera… 294 more words


A Real Bright Road For a Beautiful Butterfly

Otto Preminger was familiar with Dorothy Dandridge but felt she was incapable of exuding the sultry sex appeal the role of Carmen demanded, particularly after having seen Dandridge’s performance as a demure schoolteacher opposite… 236 more words


Vancouver Opera's Carmen

What a fabulous performance of VO’s Carmen. We were treated to the finale, which included Richard Troxell and Kate Alrdich in the main roles. I’ll be honest, Aldrich, as Carmen, could have a second career as a lap dancer. 632 more words


Big Fat Gypsy Opera - WNO's 'Carmen'

Operas are a trashy old business. Don’t let anyone tell you any differently, and don’t let the occasional audience member wearing a bow tie or the Italian jargon fool you into thinking operas are highbrow, because most of the time, they’re really not. 482 more words