Larry Johnson takes a scalpel to Chicago’s new Carmen, directed by a Broadway song-and-dance man:
You knew it was going to be a long night at the Civic Opera House when the undulating shirtless male dancer with a bull’s head mask appeared during the opening Prelude to menace a group of fellow dancers dressed as toreadors.
That pretty much set the sophomoric tone for Lyric Opera’s hapless new production of Bizet’s Carmen, which opened Saturday night.
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photo: Todd Rosenberg