• Date: 13 and 14 June, 7 p.m.
  • Hall: Main Auditorium

Carmen unchained

Carmen as seen by a Scandinavian. Freed from local customs and manners. Transforming the Cigarette Factory into an unspecified industry. Relocating Sevilla. Putting the focus on the universality of the myth.

With the fantastic Compañía Nacional de Danza (Spanish National Dance Company), Swedish choreographer Johan Inger, a resident of Sevilla for many years, presents a new take on Mérimée’s literary character who Bizet transformed into the opera myth. Seen through the eyes of an innocent child. Without losing sight of the high dosage of violence in the drama. A minimalist staging that plays with three materials. Three: the number which breaks the love triangle and amorous equilibrium.

The Compañía Nacional de Danza addresses a sober and timeless choreography which uses contemporary parallels to move the story of Carmen forward to the present day. Will today’s bullfighters be the rock stars of the moment?

Light and darkness for a story of passion and violence in a new perspective of a liberated and modern Carmen.

  • Artistic director: Joaquín De Luz
  • Direction and choreography: Johan Inger
  • Music: Georges Bizet, Rodion Shchedrin
  • Original additional music: Marc Álvarez
  • Dramaturgy: Gregor Acuña-Pohl
  • Set design: Curt Allen Wilmer (AAPEE)
  • Costume design: David Delfín
  • Lighting design: Tom Visser
  • Original editor of the musical work Carmen Suite: Musikverlag Hans Sikorski, Hamburgo