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Arena di Verona
by Georges Bizet
A monumental production that has rewritten the rules of Arena performances: Franco Zeffirelli's iconic Carmen with imaginative costume design by Anna Anni and captivating choreography by El Camborio.
Despite his engagement to the local girl Micaela, the soldier Don José becomes infatuated with the rebellious Carmen, whom he arrests and later abandons. However, her unyielding spirit and unfettered independence clash with his traditional values, fuelling jealousy. The tragic climax occurs when Carmen crosses paths with the renowned bullfighter Escamillo.
“Jamais Carmen ne cédera!” Seville knows it well: Carmen will never surrender, born free and determined to die free. From 5 July to 7 September, the rebellious gypsy (brought to life by writer Prosper Mérimée and immortalised by Georges Bizet's music) returns to captivate the Arena for nine unforgettable evenings, thanks to a historic rendition by Franco Zeffirelli, complemented by the costumes of Anna Anni and the choreography of El Camborio.
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