One of the most popular operas of all time, Carmen "is about sex, violence, and racism-and its corollary: freedom," says Olivier award-winning director Richard Eyre about his new production of Bizet's drama. "It is one of the inalienably great works of art. It's sexy, in every sense. and i think it should be shocking." Angela Gheorghiu plays the seductive gypsy of the title in her role debut, opposite Roberto Alagna as the obsessed don Jose.
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