'Carmen' in Bizet's original version,
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
The last opera of Teatro dell'Opera's Winter and Spring season in Rome was Georges Bizet's Carmen, one of the most frequently performed operas all over the world. Almost in parallel, the Summer Season was starting at the open air Baths of Caracalla also with Carmen, but as seen by the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, an ethnic musical group from several countries; it had successfully premiered its own very specific personal adaptation of Bizet's masterpiece at a Lyon festival.
Let us focus on the Teatro dell'Opera Carmen which I saw and heard on its 18 June 2014 opening night. I've reviewed the opera several times for Music and Vision; most recently when it was selected for La Scala's 2009 season start (see 'A False Start', 7 December 2009) and for an unpretentious but enthralling Catania production ('The Turning Point', 18 January 2012)...
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