Tag: Carmen

  • The Metropolitan Opera’s Rust-Belt ‘Carmen ’

    The Metropolitan Opera’s Rust-Belt ‘Carmen ’

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    Rafael Davila and Aigul Akhmetshina in the Met’s new Carmen. Photo: Ken Howard/Met Opera You know from the opening downbeat that the Met’s latest new production is going to be a Carmen on wheels. Conductor Daniele Rustioni tears through the overture like a driver with a radar detector and a taste for risk. Once the…

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  • Two Americans Take a Chance in Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Which Condo Did They Buy?

    Two Americans Take a Chance in Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Which Condo Did They Buy?

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    Morien Wark and Zoelle Appell had long been fond of Mexico, particularly Playa del Carmen, a coastal resort town where they had spent many vacations over the years. During the pandemic, the couple, who met at a restaurant in Austin, Texas — Mr. Wark was the manager, Ms. Appell a server — began toying with…

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