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AACC's new twist on 'Carmen' carries both risk and reward
AACC's new twist on 'Carmen' carries both risk and reward

Anne Arundel Community College's Opera AACC concludes its five-performance run of Charles Bizet's "Carmen" at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Robert Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts. One of the world's most popular operas, "Carmen" got a twist in this production with dance movement integrated in a tale "told through a feminist lens," according to the program notes. It's an approach that may not reflect everyone's conception of how Bizet's masterwork should be presented, but the production was indeed worthwhile. Douglas Brandt Byerly, founder of Opera AACC, served as artistic director and apparently gave...

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