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January 1, 2010

Carmen & the Guiraud recitatives

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The Metropolitan Opera’s new Carmen is using the recitatives composed by Guiraud instead of spoken dialogue, reports Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times. I say “Good!” The spoken dialogue is boring, not even up to the level of interest of the average high-school language-lab dialogue, and most singers don’t pronounce French very well.

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