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Arts & Entertainment - October 24, 2008

Lusty, bold and beautiful

A must-see 'Carmen' at the Lucie Stern

by Jeanie Forte

Wow. I've seen lots of productions of "Carmen" in my lifetime; it's one of my favorite operas, so I'm usually happy to see yet another rendition of the gypsy girl's tragic love affair with her corporal. But the current staging by West Bay Opera hit a new watermark for me, for one of the most robust and viscerally powerful stagings I've ever witnessed. This one knocks it out of the park, with great voices, great acting and terrific stage action.

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