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Jan­uary looks set to be a month of siz­zling pas­sion at the DFP, with the ‘Car­men Fes­ti­val’, cel­e­brat­ing

140 years of Bizet’s ‘Car­men’. CAR­MEN IN DANCE ( JAN­UARY 16 & 17, 8.30PM AND JAN­UARY 18, 3PM) will rein­tro­duce to KL the sen­sual ballet from Bizet’s leg­endary opera. Rus­sian com­poser Ro­dion Shchedrin re­worked Car­men for his bal­le­rina wife, now art­fully choreographed by Wan Chin Choong, artis­tic direc­tor of Dance­works. Kelsey Lan­ders plays the ti­tle role. CAR­MEN FOR THE FAM­ILY ( JAN­UARY 24 & 25, 3PM) A per­fect in­tro­duc­tion to a grand piece of work, Car­men For The Fam­ily will take you through the opera in great de­tail. Dis­cover the life of the sul­try gypsy and learn what makes this time­less com­po­si­tion ever popular 140 years on. BIZET’S CAR­MEN ( JAN­UARY 28 & 30, 8.30PM AND FE­BRU­ARY 1, 3PM) An­dre Heller- Lopes di­rects Bizet’s Car­men with the MPO in a semi-staged opera per­for­mance. Don’t miss the fiery Span­ish dances, in­tense ro­mance, and heart­break­ing tragedy, per­formed by Pa­tri­cia Bar­don as Car­men, James Valenti as Don José, and the well-loved Kuala Lumpur Chil­dren’s Choir. www.mpo.com.my

James Valenti

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