Iain Scott will analyse these famous scenes, look at different productions and directors’ versions while delighting you with special singers.
In the final stage of a bullfight – when matador and bull face each other alone in the ring – their interactions resemble a dance. So, the dancing in Carmen is reminiscent of the dangerous dance between bull and matador. (Fate, too, plays a part in the opera and in the bullring. Carmen, like the bull, must be sacrificed.)
In the series:
Sun Nov 6: The Bullfight Scene from Carmen
Sun Nov 13: The Stone Guest from Don Giovanni
Sun Nov 20: Tatiana’s Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin