Carmen returns to Paris opera as a bleach blonde
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It is almost 140 years old and one of the most performed operas of all time, but Georges Bizet’s signature opera Carmen continues to stir passions in Paris. After a 10-year absence from the French capital’s opera scene, the sultry gypsy is back under the direction of Yves Beaunesne.
All shows at the Opéra Bastille have been sold out in advance for the new Carmen, but a packed house may not be synonymous with popular acclaim this time around.
At the end of a dress rehearsal on December 1, the audience booed
Beaunesne when he appeared on stage. This first, frigid reception had
many wondering if Carmen’s new 1970s makeover had gone too far.
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