The rehearsal schedule for Carmen landed in my inbox yesterday, a definitive sign that opening night is not that far off. The artists arrive in 3 weeks, and come Nov. 6 the curtain goes up on the 2009/2010 Season.
So, how to prepare for Georges Bizet's ever-popular Carmen? Maybe you've seen it five times, maybe this will be your first. Either way, I hope you'll enjoy the Carmen edition of Click/Read/Watch/Listen [PDF, 192k]. For newbies, these links should help you get familiar with the story, music, and background of the opera. And if you're an experienced Bizet-nut, perhaps you haven't researched Merimee's novella "Carmen" or mined YouTube for a Lego-version of the opera. Happy clicking!