Time Out says
On that level, you can’t really fault it, but it has to be admitted that this is very much a working evening at Covent Garden rather than a gala occasion. The set design looks slightly threadbare, the non-stellar cast variable, and Christine Rice’s somewhat effortful Carmen seemingly lacks the firebrand personality the role requires. The cognoscenti may perhaps demur, but for anyone testing the operatic waters, this still has a lot going for it.
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