As far as tenor Brandon Jovanovich is concerned, Bizet's Carmen might be better entitled Don Jose's Girlfriend. "Really the arc of the piece is his transformation from good boy to murderer," Jovanovich says, although allowing that the Gypsy seductress would probably not agree to the retitling.
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Jovanovich, last seen at Houston Grand Opera singing the title role in Verdi's Don Carlos, says he's been all over the world singing the four-act Carmen and this will be his 16th different production.
"He's one of my favorite characters. Usually I play a lot of tenor stuff - you're a lover or the love interest. So when I get a chance to play a murderer, by gosh it's OK," he says laughing.More »