Happy to share this recent review in Opera News of the Opera Naples production of La Tragedie de Carmen.
"Mexican mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov, a well-practiced, sexy Carmen, dominated the show. She moved suggestively, singing the habanera from atop the audience, deep-kissing a stunned Micaela. Dirlikov’s dark mezzo displayed all the nuances that make Carmen an independent woman in love. Following a Gitano wedding ceremony that Corradi staged as something between Catholic ritual and a tarot reading, Dirlikov’s Carmen appeared somewhat transfigured, yet with no fear of death.
The scene of the murder with Carmen slowly falling along the pole, arms outstretched as on a cross, was stunning."
Please click here to read the full review.