Review: L.A. Opera's 'Carmen' means business as Domingo adds sizzle
How this will play out through the run is anybody's guess. There will be several cast changes, and Grant Gershon will conduct half of the six remaining performances.

Then it will be, I hope, time to finally retire this stale "Carmen" production and think about something special for next year. The company can now afford to. The good news of the summer was a $7-million donation from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

mark.swed@latimes.com

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'Carmen'

Where: Los Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, downtown L.A.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, Oct., 1 and 4; 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 6

Cost: $19 to $325

Info: (213) 972-8001 or http://www.laopera.com