Opera review

Show goes on for Miami Lyric Opera’s ‘Carmen’ despite indisposed tenor


South Florida Classical Review

The tenor called in sick, and the English translations above the stage vanished in Act 1, yet the show went on opening night for Miami Lyric Opera's Carmen.

The company opened its ninth season at Miami Beach's Colony Theater with Bizet's masterpiece and an unplanned element of drama: Tenor Jorge Pita said he was too ill to perform. Company founder and artistic director Raffaele Cardone secured a replacement in James Charles Taylor, who barely made it in from Washington, D.C., where flights were delayed by snow, and went onstage Saturday night without a rehearsal.

Read the review at SouthFloridaClassicalReview.com.

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