Draw-me Carmen

Understand the plot in 1 minute

By Octave 24 April 2019


“Carmen will never surrender, born free, free will she die”cries Bizet’s heroine to Don José at the end of the opera. This irrepressible freedom, coupled with a need to live ever more intensely on a knife-edge, is present in Calixto Bieito’s production as in no other. Of Mérimée’s character, Bieito’s Carmen retains her thoroughly Iberian contours and the burning temperament of a woman who lives by small-time trafficking. However, the rebel bird is essentially a creature of our own times. A brazen and indomitable seductress and a product of social and masculine brutality, she lives life in the fast lane, avid for existence.  

This article is also available in the folder Carmen

5 questions about: Carmen

2 min

Play with aria !

5 questions about: Carmen

Subscribe to the magazine

Sign up to receive news from
Octave Magazine by email.


Back to top