Up and down

By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 18, 2006

Joke Visser’s costumes, which the company’s publicity describes as “haute couture,” are anything but, and the announced “updating” of the opera scenario — Carmen is supposed to be a supermodel, Escamillo a Formula One driver, Don José a soldier but also a businessman — has no apparent relation to what’s on stage. Yet there’s a lot of subtle artistry in this Carmen. Sometimes the right direction requires a little more thought.

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