Last night I went to see Carmen in 3-D, and I absolutely loved it. Garanca remains my favorite Carmen, but I did like Christine Rice...oh, I liked everyone in the cast! Covent Garden pulled out all the stops; this production was much better than the Met's last year, and that one wasn't exactly shabby. "The Gypsy Song" was a real show-stopper, better than any Big Number spectacle I've ever seen on Broadway. It was EXCITING!! The woman sitting next to me kept going "Wow. Wow. Wow." I loved it.
Incidentally, there was more spoken dialogue in this production than I've ever heard before; it was quite extensive, actually. One of the many early versions? Anyway, this was the best ten bucks I've spent in years.