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Love and betrayal in MPO’s treatment of Carmen


James Valenti, who plays the betrayed Don José, was endearing and charismatic in his portrayal of the character.

James Valenti, who plays the betrayed Don José, was endearing and charismatic in his portrayal of the character.

Bizet’s Carmen was filled with soaring songs, unbridled love and a man betrayed

THAT night on Jan 28 at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP) in Kuala Lumpur felt like, from its onset, an evening already on the edge of calamity. The air was still, the populace went about their apportioned affairs but there was a sense of an impending end. Of course, it began, as any night would, unassumingly, filled with hope, joy, merrymaking and sinful rendezvous.

   

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