My local cinema is turning into Lincoln Center today, courtesy of a digital-streaming simulcast from The Met. Its a cool use of this new technology; now everyone can see their favorite big shows on a big screen.
But I think I'll pass on this particular one.
The music will be memorable I'm sure, but the plot?... well, just in case you don't know it:
'Carmen', the opera, (in 50 words)
Trashy hot cigarette gal entices soldier boy.
She flees justice, he takes the rap, sings.
She feels guilty, sings, thinks she loves him.
He's released; they 'smuggle' away together.
She tires of him, picks bullfighter instead.
boy: "If I can't have her no one will..!"
(big song) Stabbity-stabbity-stab. (the end)
Not exactly a PC tale for today.
Maybe we'd prefer Tom & Jerry's version:
(complete w/ cartoon Lincoln Center!)