Carmen: Hot! Hot! Hot!!
Austin Lyric Opera's latest staging of Bizet's Carmen is such a refreshing and vivid presentation -- and at the City Coliseum, no less -- that this tale of a gypsy love-sorceress and her jealous soldier-lover should smolder in audiences' imaginations well after this production's last embers have flickered out.
"...along. A bold, confident man as portrayed by bass-baritone Bradley Garvin, Escamillo has the demeanor and grandeur -- and..."