[Reasons for Carmen to take the tie off the tenor to put it on the pantsuited lady in the background: Let me Count The Ways. Stéphanie d’Oustrac (Carmen), Michael Fabbiano (José) and I really hope that’s Mercédès there in the background, in Tcherniakov’s therapy take on “Carmen”, Aix-en-Provence 2017. – Photo Credit. Festival Aix-en-Provence, and I would have loved to get a more detailed credit, but the Aix production website keep crashing my browser]
Time to get onto the festival season bounty!
For starters, it’s the Aix “Carmen”, because d’oustrac in tank tops and ladies in pantsuits and throwing shade at patriarchy and toxic masculinity, this upcoming Saturday, Aug. 5th, at the customary hour of 9 p.m. (UTC+2).
Whether we are with Tcherniakov or against him still remains to be determined – we’ll see who lines up on the dartboard side of patriarchy there.
(bring your darts)