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It stunned audiences when it premiered in Paris in 1875 and its composer thought it was a failure when he died three months after it opened. But as the resounding standing ovation proved when the curtain came down on Carmen at San Jose’s California Theatre last Sunday afternoon, Georges Bizet’s masterpiece is understandably one of the most admired and performed works of the operatic repertory. Whether one has seen the opera a half-dozen times or it is a first experience, its three-hour length slips by effortlessly low vamp pointe shoes. Director Layna Chianakas has sung the title role 20 times including with Opera San Jose 25 years ago. She knows it thoroughly but took on the challenge of rethinking some of the basic underpinnings. Not the least of these was to immerse herself in the Gypsy culture of the Roma people. Carmen, the fiery Gypsy woman, revels in her freedom, her sexiness, her close ties with her community and her deep fatalism..
The story is set in Seville where Carmen is one of dozens of girls working in a cigarette factory. She is arrested after a fight with one of the girls and put under the guard of a soldier, Don Jose, who allows her to escape because of his fatal attraction to her charms. After being punished for allowing the escape, he deserts the army to follow her and a group of smugglers into the mountains. His attentions become too possessive and Carmen casts her spell onto a famed bullfighter, Escamillo. The final act is at the bull ring where Carmen goes to see her new lover perform. Don Jose blocks her way, pleads for her to take him back. When she refuses he stabs her to death low vamp pointe shoes.
In the Opera San Jose presentation Carmen is sung effectively by mezzo-soprano Lisa Chavez, who brings the role strength, passion and vigor low vamp pointe shoes. Her brilliant high notes soared over the large chorus and orchestra. Don Jose is sung by another Opera San Jose resident artist, Michael Dougherty, an athletic stage presence who has a sweet, high range tenor voice. He sang the part with a simple kind of naivete who gets caught in a passion he has never known before. And then we witness his gradual disintegration..
Toreador Escamillo is performed by resident artist Matthew Hanscom with a pleasing baritone. He might have used more earthiness, brutality and swagger to increase the contrast between him and his rival low vamp pointe shoes. There is ample contrast in evidence between Carmen and the gentle, wide-eyed innocence of Micaela, Don Jose’s girlfriend from his hometown. Resident artist soprano Jennifer Forni sings Micaela with three of the best arias in the entire opera and was rewarded with enthusiastic applause from the audiences..
There is also fine singing from the supporting characters. Most notable is the trio in the third act in which the tarot cards reveal the fortunes of Carmen (death), and her friends, Frasquita (becoming a rich widow) and Mercedes (handsome lovers) low vamp pointe shoes. The latter two roles were sung by soprano Christine Capsuto and mezzo Cybele Governeur, a former Opera San Jose resident artist. Another Opera San Jose alumnus, Kirk Eichelberger, sang Lt. Zuniga in a commanding bass; Eugene Brancoveanu, an outstanding Romanian baritone, sang Dancaire, along with resident artist Michael Boley, as the leaders of the smugglers. Resident artist Daniel Cilli, also a baritone, sang Morales, who headed up the soldiers in the first act..