Quotes of Carman

“ There it stands, with a toss of curls and a flounce of skirts, a Carmen among the cities. the last of the Middle Eastern fleshpots. a junction of intrigue and speculation. ”

- Jan Morris

“ I look at ordinary people in their suits, them with no scars, and I'm different. I don't fit with them. I'm where everybody's got scar tissue on their eyes and got noses like saddles. I go to conventions of old fighters like me and I see the scar tissue and all them flat noses and it's beautiful… ”

- Willie Pastrano

“ I knew the French were not ashamed of Carmen and she was a whore. I knew the Italians were not ashamed of Tosca and she was a high-class one. The Wagnerian operas had incest. So there was nothing in Porgy and Bess to be ashamed of. The thing to do was to bring out all the integrity, all the dignity. ”

- Todd Duncan
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