11 Apr 2006
DESPITE SOME FINE SINGING, CITY OPERA 'CARMEN' NOT ELECTRIFYING
(Photo: Lisa Kohler)
By CLIVE BARNES [NY Post, 11 April 2006]
SOME operas sing themselves, if you have the right singers. One of these foolproof - if not quite singer-proof - operas is Bizet's "Carmen," which returned to New York City Opera on Friday night, with a cast led by the sterling Kate Aldrich making her local debut as the wild and fiery Carmen.