|Associate choreographer Sarah O'Gleby at rehearsal for "Carmen" (photo by Andrew Cioffi)|
"L'amour est un oiseau rebelle . . ."
"Love is a rebellious bird," Carmen sings, during her famous entrance in the beloved opera, "Carmen," which opened at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Saturday.
Just in time for Valentine's Day.
What does "love is a rebellious bird" even mean? Later she explains: Love; you wait for it, it never comes. But stop waiting, there it is. Think you've caught it? It's gone.
Sounds about right.
This is the ninth year the Sun-Times and the Lyric have joined forces to bring 100 lucky readers to "A Night at the Opera," and this is perhaps the most exciting yet because, well, it's "Carmen." Spain. Handsome soldiers. Saucy gypsies. Men fighting with knives. Women fighting with knives.
And the music. The soul of Spain distilled as only a Frenchman, Georges Bizet, could do it.
We're going Feb. 28, and there's a party beforehand. Details about how to enter to win one of 50 pairs of free tickets are online. You can enter every day, and if I were you, I would.
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