Carmen in San Francisco

Last week I went to San Francisco Opera, Carmen. Long is the word that jumps to my mind as I recall it. And the massive number of children the production employed. It opened with the familiar march melody which was great. But two intermissions plus a long pause toward the end of the third act while they changed the set really overstretched my patience. SF opera house is comfortable, but gives me the feeling of thin, as frugal. The prior Carmen I’ve seen was Denyce Graves at the Met last December, short (New York seconds??), sweet and memorable. I love her look, exotic and slimmer than the usually operatic figure (although it seemed she did put on some weight lately) we accustomed to. Anther production of Carmen is also on play at London’s Covent Garden, hmmm …

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