Originally Posted by TheCzar
I too am curious about Max Aaron's Carmen ... with high hopes.
Originally Posted by Mathman
In his TSL interview this summer, Kirk and Lease teased him quite forcefully about picking Carmen. With a smile on his face, Max acknowledged Carmen's overuse and calmly explained why he chose it anyway. Some of his comments [I'm just paraphrasing]:
- Carmen is a crowd-pleaser. To this day, Max finds himself clapping along when he hears the music.
- He has wanted to skate to Carmen since he was nine years old.
- The selections at the beginning of his FS will not obviously smack of Carmen, unless one knows the entire opera extremely well. Max hopes to draw the audience members in as they wonder, "What is this music? Could it be from Carmen?" As his program proceeds, the later passages will sound more familiar.