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  • The offerings included "Les Carillons," a world premiere (to Georges Bizet's "L'Arlésienne"); "DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse," a company premiere (2006, to Michael Nyman); and "Polyphonia," a 2001 creation for NYCB (to György Ligeti).

    With Little to Cheer Besides Balanchine

  • The run's final Shchedrin score will be "Carmen Suite," an arrangement of Bizet's famous and memorable music.

    Forgoing the Classics, but Still Nothing New

  • As he did with Bizet's "Carmen" nearly 30 years ago, Brook has radically altered Mozart's work, turning it from a full-length two-act opera into one that lasts 90 minutes without intermission.

    Howard Kissel: Peter Brook's "A Magic Flute"

  • But despite Bizet's folk-inspired incidental music and Jean-Marc Puissant's expansive background that looked as if its paint strokes and ink washes were meant to suggest the furrowed earth in and around Arles, France, "Carillons" dipped barely a toe in the rustic atmosphere.

    With Little to Cheer Besides Balanchine

  • As he did with Bizet's "Carmen" nearly 30 years ago, Brook has radically altered Mozart's work, turning it from a full-length two-act opera into one that lasts 90 minutes without intermission.

    Howard Kissel: Peter Brook's "A Magic Flute"

  • Barney Kessel's great album "Modern Jazz Performances from Bizet's Carmen" shows up on my iPod Nano under children's music.

    Carmen Was Hardly A Mary Poppins Type

  • Bizet's "Djamileh" exploits similar metaphors, starting with the overture, in which a comically grotesque march leads to a sprightly theme for flute and tambourine that signals an exotic tale to come.

    Go East, Monsieur

  • Berlin Friendship Tested Georges Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" was only staged in one 18-performance run during his lifetime, but it received renewed attention in the 20th century for its melodies and structure, which suggest it was a predecessor of the composer's most famous opera, "Carmen."

    What's On Around Europe

  • The screenings of filmed productions at the Met play on 10 consecutive nights in Lincoln Center Plaza and include Bizet's "Carmen," the Met's best-selling "Live in HD" transmission to date.

    The Short List

  • Martinez has a special fondness for Bizet's opera because Carmen's young rival, the courageous Micaela, was her Met debut role in 2005.

    Susan Dormady Eisenberg: Soprano Ana Maria Martinez Prepares to Sing Butterfly at Washington National Opera

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