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.
"...lovely. The young soprano (who alternates her role with Marguerite Krull) has an assured air and honest presentation that..."