Broadway World

“CARMEN, the title character Georges Bizet’s opera is a young woman who wants the social freedoms nineteenth century men simply took for granted. Sung magnificently by Ana MariA Martinez, Carmen is suave and self-confident, but enroute to certain destruction…CARMEN sings one aria after another and on this occasion Martinez gave us a potpourri of aural delights. Her “Habanera” was delicious and her “Seguidilla” seductive. In the second act she created an ambiance of exoticism and in the Smuggling Scene she stopped our hearts for a beat or two as she foretold her death with resounding low notes.”