In today’s Orange County Register online, I review last night’s season opening performance of Carmen at L.A. Opera. Patricia Bardon sang the title role; Brandon Jovanovich sang Don Jose. Placido Domingo conducted.

Here’s the opening of my review:

“Carmen” again.

Nothing wrong with that, unless your cast is thinking it, too. Nothing wrong with that, unless the production you’re presenting once more was silly the first time around. Nothing wrong with that, if you’ve got a Carmen that can light the place on fire.

Click here to read the whole thing (one day pass or paid subs required), or pick up a copy of Thursday’s newspaper.