Monday, March 7, 2016
March at the Phantom Opera House!
The show is that old warhorse "Carmen," but it's effectively done, as you can see here...
"Carmen," despite its overfamiliarity, has a ton of great music, and when done right has a load of atmosphere. It can also be seen as a precursor to film noir, with its tale of a good man led astray by a heartless, manipulative woman. The song above sets things in motion...she warns them all that she's a danger, but still tempts and coaxes Don Jose to self-destruction.
Just think...where would actresses like Lizabeth Scott and Peggy Cummins be without Carmen?
Show's over...let's go back to my place for a bite, shall we?