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Carmen (Georges Bizet), Teatro La Fenice

Helmut Pitsch

Seville on visit to Venice. This new production of Carmen at the Teatro la Fenice has a lot of spanish blood transplanted to Italy by Catalan director Calixto Beito. It is emotional, erotic, brutal and realistic. We have very intimate scenes as well as big mass demonstrations. The action is moving and the listener or spectator becomes a witness of the tragical romanze of love and crime. Beito puts it in a modern frame, colourful, lasziv, capitalistic. But the roots, the tradition is not...