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Opera Plus - Carmen at Moravian Theatre Olomouc, opera review, June 2010

Review of the opera performance Carmen at Moravian Theatre Olomouc, Opera Plus, 15th of June 2010.

At the public dress rehearsal on Thursday, Carmen was created by Barbora Polášková. Opera-lovers will surely find the name a surprise, as the part of Carmen actually represents the launching pad for this young lady´s solo career in opera! And to be sure, she has my sincere admiration, for she stood up to the occasion in a truly admirable manner, showing equal assurance on the planes of stage movement, acting, and singing. I would attribute certain minor vocal flaws detectable towards the opera´s finale in part to her lack of experience, and also to the discomfort of having to sing so early in the day, in a tropical heat. I do hope that we will yet hear a good deal about her in the future, and that this Carmen will become the first role in what is to be an impressive gallery.