Margarita del Mazo
The Mérimée classic that Bizet brought to the opera is presented here in a new version, inspired by the choreography by Johan Inger for the Spanish National Dance Company. Discover the story of Carmen through the pure and crystal-clear eyes of a child.
I am nine years old. I love playing with my ball and my friend who is a corporal in the Alcalá Dragoon Regiment. My neighbor Carmen is the most beautiful woman I know. Everyone loves her, but she prefers to fly.
My neighbor Carmen works in the cigar factory outside my hometown. She is such a dazzling woman. When the siren sounds signal the end of the working day, the square gathers a huge crowd of admirers from all over. However, Carmen is a free spirit, and she always repeats the same motto: "Love is a rebellious bird that none can tame, and it is quite in vain that one calls it. If it suits it to refuse, nothing to be done, threat or plea.
An endearing story that will bring the little ones closer to the world of opera and dance and will invite readers to reflect on the true nature of love.