UNC Opera Theatre’s production of Bizet’s Carmen was featured positively in a recent Opera Pronto article. The opera was performed with the University Symphony Orchestra, Russell Guyver conducting, on April 23 and 24, 2015.

Charles Jernigan writes in the review:

“How is it that one can see many professional Carmen’s over the years and yet find a student performance in a small town in Northern Colorado more gripping than most of them? Perhaps the students bring a freshness to it and a belief in it, and when Don José goes berserk in the end, when Carmen spits in his face, and when she, dying, takes his head in her hands and kisses him (a nice, unusual touch), it causes that frisson that is intended: these are not jaded singers performing an opera for the umpteenth time, they are Carmen and José enacting a tragedy that is as old as time.” 

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