Rather dead than tamed.
Opera in three acts by Georges Bizet (1838-1875). Libretto Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy after Prosper Mérimé’s short story.
The independent Carmen is passion personified: wild, fearless and all-consuming. When she throws her rose to Don José, it is the prelude to a relationship that will end in tragedy. Glyndebourne’s full-blooded and visually spectacular production from 2002 has been hailed by critics and audiences alike. The French director, Marie Lambert, revives Sir David McVicar’s classic production in a version created especially for The Göteborg Opera. “Opera at its most dramatic.” The Guardian, 2015.