Bizet's masterpiece gets a modernized setting at the Minnesota Opera
Many may disagree with this, but I think opera is the most international of all art forms. Nowhere else will you find a story about Spain, told in French, that is then subtitled in English for a live audience. There are all sorts of artistic and athletic cross pollination that can be found in our post-internet 'flattened' world, but opera remains one of the few art forms that people flock to view in its original language and context, and that was intended to be multilingual and cultural from the outset.
|Carmen being arrested; Photo courtesy of the MN Opera|
|Carmen smoking in her mountain hideout; Photo courtesy of the MN Opera|
|Carmen and her toreador; Photo courtesy of the MN Opera|
|Morales pleads for Carmen to return to him; Photo courtesy of the MN Opera|
|Morales kills Carmen; Photo courtesy of the MN Opera|