Tag Archives: Bizet

The Pearl Fishers Review –Bizet’s Other Opera

I had seen three productions of The Pearl Fishers by the Minnesota Opera (1986, 1991, and 2009), and one by Opera San Jose (2004), so it wasn’t a brand new experience for me.  Nor was it brand new for the company who had produced it three times at Montgomery Theatre (1990, 1994, 2004) before the current production at the California Theatre, which I have just seen on September 9, 2012.  Still, I feel that I am just beginning to know and appreciate it.  Continue reading »

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Carmen SF Opera – America’s favorite opera

They say that in the United States no opera is performed more often than Georges Bizet’s Carmen.  I can easily believe that.  Continue reading »

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Roland Petit’s Carmen – The Operanut Goes to the Ballet

What is the world coming to on Saturday, April 2 2011? Here I am, the self-named Opera Nut writing about a ballet. And my previous two performances had been classical Broadway musicals – one by a Symphony orchestra and the other a high school production. Continue reading »

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Carmen from Barcelona – No Harmony

Sunday, January 9, 2011. I settle comfortably in my seat in the Camera 7 Cinema in Campbell. The lights go down, the picture comes on, and I am transported to the Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, an old-fashioned newly restored theater. Continue reading »

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Carmen – Elina Garanča Gives New Meaning to “Sexy”

In recent years I have seen Carmen performed by West Bay Opera, Pocket Opera, Opera San Jose, and Met HD.  Every production is different, and I’ve liked every one of them. Continue reading »

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