Review: ‘Carmen’ at San Francisco Opera (***)

by Charles Kruger Bizet’s music is outstripped by Calixto Bieto’s controversial staging in SF Opera’s “Carmen.” We all know “Carmen,” certainly one of the most accessible so-called war horses of the operatic repertoire.¬†While we know it ends in violent death (it’s dramatic opera, right?), we also know we can count on it for rural charm, […]