Well, today is Carmen from the Met. One keeps going to the damn thing hoping to see the perfect Carmen.
One wants singing like Regina Resnik.
And intense insane acting like Agnes Baltsa.
They never seem to arrive together. Perhaps today.
I've always imagined Rise Stevens was the one to see.
It's hard to tell from this.
Another singer I have missed in this role is Denyce Graves.
None is precisely the Carmen of dreams, but one keeps searching.
I'm on Radio 3 In Tune today
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