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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

Literature

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

Art

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

Art

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

Cinema

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

Reviews

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

Opera