No! No Carmen for anyone! It's always the same interviews about "Carmen like it's never been done before!", and then you get either same old, same old traditional interpretations or some wild stabs at "modern" that might work or might not (often they don't, or at least parts of audience and judges don't get it...). Also, Zhulin already did one Carmen for Navka/Kostomarov and they won Olys with it, so you wouldn't only have the comparisons with B/B, K/O and V/M, you'd have Zhulin's own work as a reference point as well. Very risky.
I hope they come up with something good again, I think Zhulin tends to be a bit hit and miss on that front (with all his pairs, though I guess no choreographer has a spotless record there...). What I really appreciate about Anna Karenina (I didn't at first, but the longer the season wears on the clearer it gets), is that it's such a contrast to all that twinkling and wafting around with nebulous concepts going on around them, particularly coming from Montreal. So I like S/K and their old-fashioned Bocelli throwback, C/L doing C/L, C/B attempting Rach and at least giving it some oomph and drama, G/P being wacky, and B/S doing Anna Karenina.