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B'Rock Orchestra, Namur Chamber Choir and the Little Singers of the ORCAM, current in live performance model on the Teatro Real the good title of Georges Bizet, a novel work, as a consequence of its very peculiar dramatic and musical traits; inventor of a method that turned exhausted in itself, after having used a reputation that in its time grouped collectively works of which History of the Gypsy stood out; That was referred to as “comique”, not as a result of it was a humorous comedy, or buffa, however as a result of it opposed the emphasis of French opera on the time. explains it very nicely Rene Jacob, the director and liable for a restitution of the unique rating with pretty much as good causes from a musicological and philological perspective as each the imposition of a radical purism and the tone chosen to conduct the orchestra are debatable. Let us settle for the relevance of his protection of the recovered particulars, however it’s obscure the suppression of the emblematic quantity par excellence, the very well-known habanera, which Jacob despises for abstruse psychological causes. Why does Carmencita “not like” feeling in comparison with the fluttering of birds?

What is extra shocking is the languor, coldness and supposed element with which Jacob directs his orchestra, remembered in different assignments for its liveliness, magnificence and rhythmic and melodic justice. Here he has chosen a sobriety between Jansenist and Cartesian that falls wanting speaking the wealthy complexity of music, whereas on the identical time failing to make the performers take possession of their characters. Gaëlle Arquez She has a powerful voice, however her Carmen soars like an Olympic goddess, far faraway from the enthusiastic, tender and shameless heartbreak of the feminine model of Don Juan, and as Spanish as he’s. Mr Jose (Francois Rougier) is an apathetic little man with out the violence of the crude brigadier, and the bullfighter Escamillo (Thomas Dolié), seems like a fop who appears uncomfortable. When everybody sings the well-known track to the freedomequal to the intonation on the finish of the primary act of the Don Giovanni Mozartian, given the disposition of such creatures, it’s doable to assume that such freedom It doesn’t function an lively and devastating impulse to undertake a courageous and eventful existence, however solely to have the ability to select whether or not that afternoon they attend a efficiency of the Opera Comique, go for a stroll within the Bois du Boulogna, or seem on the reception of any Madame la Marquise. Only Sabine Devielhe From her not very nice voice she achieves a believable and never infantile portrait of the unattainable Micaela.

Full home on the Teatro Real, which is all the time excellent news. The efficiency, with a very leaden third act, didn’t excite, however was applauded with respect. As it was a novel operate, there was no dilemma of recommending it to buddies who had not gotten a ticket.