Opera in three acts
G. Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy
Based on a novella by Prosper Merimee
Characters:
Carmen
Don Jose
Escamillo
Micaela
Dancaire
Remendado
Zuniga
Morales
Frasquita
Mercedes
Choir, ballet, children's choir
Nothing is more desirable and more dangerous than a woman who has a secret. Carmen is a mystery, a tempest. Many would like to unravel her mystery, but in vain.
The yearning for freedom, expansion and risk, the adrenaline and adventurism. There are those who live and breathe this, while others only dream of giving in to their desire for freedom one day.
Bizet’s Carmen is the most popular opera. It has been translated into every language and is included in the repertoires of all opera houses in the world. Its popularity is not limited to opera stages. The music has flooded every space in our art, as well as everyday life. Like the fate of Merimee’s novella’s characters, the space and time shifts in the minds of those who continue the search for her elusive figure.