Their Carmen

Interview with Roberto Alagna and Clémentine Margaine

By Marion Mirande and Simon Hatab 27 March 2017


In Calixto Bieito’s provocative production at the Opéra Bastille, Clémentine Margaine and Roberto Alagna continue to fine tune the characters of Carmen and Don José every evening. Although they know these roles inside out, they admit they can still surprise them. Before one of the performances, they give us their complimentary visions of Bizet’s lovers.

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