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Carmen versus Starsky and Hutch

When I was eleven I saw Bizet’s opera Carmen on television and thought it was amazing. The next day at school I asked my friends if they’d seen it and got a lot of blank stares in return. 154 more words


French Carmen at Glyndebourne

I last saw the Glyndebourne Carmen when it was new in 2002. I remember it as being an alert, detailed, attractive production that wasn’t going to frighten any horses and was likely to last forever. 602 more words

Performances I've Seen

53. Kitchen Sink Orchestration, Part 2

This post’s examples include works by Bizet and Mahler.

My previous post, the first part of a series of posts entitled “Kitchen Sink Orchestration,” began with a focus on orchestral examples in which the composer uses more than one section of the orchestra in the passage to noteworthy effect. 2,834 more words

Music Scoring

Carmen Disruption

The inside of playwright Simon Stephens brain must be one hell of a place. I blow hot and cold with his work, but it’s always interesting and  challenging. 213 more words


[Review] Pagés Breathes Life into Carmen

I, Carmen (Yo, Carmen)

María Pagés Compañía

17 October 2014

Esplanade Theatre

Run: 17-18 October 2014

To declare one’s identity, one may choose to stomp the ground and yell out who you are. 642 more words


A Night at the Symphony

This past Saturday night we attended the Charlotte Symphony’s performance of Chopin Piano Concerto No.2. It was the first time I’d been to the Charlotte Symphony (although during my junior high years I played in the youth symphony and performed in the Blumenthal twice during that time.) 188 more words

Art Articles

Carmen Disruption, Almeida Theatre

Carmen Disruption had me at the bull.

Entering the once again reconfigured Almeida auditorium, those of us with seats in the stalls are directed through dingy backstage corridors, emerging onto a rubble-strewn stage. 998 more words