graphic novel Archives

Perhaps more than any other opera, Georges Bizet’s Carmen lends itself to fanciful adaptations. In 1990 there was Carmen on Ice, starring skaters Katarina Witt and Brian Boitano. In 2001 there was Carmen: A Hip Hopera, starring Beyoncé Knowles. In 2022, Arizona Opera entered the fray with CARMEN: The Graphic Novel (Clover Press, $35). The 112-page narrative comic was funded by a Kickstarter campaign and is the brainchild of opera director and tenor Alek Shrader,...


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