Red scarf uncoils from
Oleg's abdomen. Russian men
Kick the bucket so beautifully.
A FORMER FAN OF KRYLOVA & OVSIANNIKOV EXPLAINS WHY "FORMER"
The opera character of Carmen
is complex, sexy, sometimes charming;
but Krylova in tattered dress
portrays a rabid leopardess.
Overacting does not shame her.
(Oleg flounders as lion tamer.)
Eyes ablaze, she's a terror on skates!
She snarls! hyperventilates!
even when the program is done--
somebody get a tranquilizer gun!