“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.
Stern Grove Festival San Francisco, a must go!
French movie - The Swallows of Kabul by Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mevellec
French movie - Someone Somewhere by Klapisch (EN subtitles)
Concert - The Geek x VRV + Poldoore at Rickshaw Stop, 4 tickets to win
Concert Electro-Pop - L'Imperatrice in Oakland for their World Tour 2021
Opera - Carmen by Bizet is at San Francisco Opera in June