Day Six: October 26, 2013
By Conductor, Hal France
“The essential innovation in Carmen lies in Bizet’s attitude towards the character of Carmen herself.” Leslie Wright
The composer struggled with his librettists who were conservative and afraid of what an untamed Carmen might mean to their audience. Thanks to Bizet’s determination, interpreters today can pursue for this opera a wide range of modern dramatic choices. Carmen is a director’s opera and Opera Omaha has a really good one.
Here are some insights from Director Lillian Groag.
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