Opera: Carmen, by Georges Bizet, Cork Opera House, July 7-10.
When Bizet's opera Carmen was first performed in Paris in 1875, the audience sat in silence, outraged by its ‘obscene' storyline. The opera was slated by critics and three months later, its 37-year-old composer Bizet died of a heart attack. Today's audience shouldn't be so shocked, but sexual passion and jealousy still make for good opera.
Carmen, based on the novel by Prosper Merimee and...
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